Circuit of the Americas
"...In this world of magic beans and glass slippers, princes aren’t always charming, wishes sometimes bring trouble, and happily ever after is an elusive notion at best. It’s a bedtime story for grownups, one that first celebrates the traditional elements of childhood narratives like Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella and then subverts them like a revisionist version of Grimm’s..."
"...In the previous millennium, her backing strings included A-list shredders Denny Freeman, Derek O'Brien, Casper Rawls, and David Grissom. Now, and for the last decade, fiddler Warren Hood, his melodically gifted cousin and guitarist Marshall Hood, and hard-pickin' guitarist Willie Pipkin have kicked around solos and bright harmonies...."
"...Now, the trio of Walter Hyatt, Champ Hood, and David Ball – who hodge-podged folk, bluegrass, and progressive country, then imbued that with beautiful three-part harmonies – are seeing renewed attention with a proper anthology. It will be the first time UWB’s music has been released digitally...."
"...Warren Hood grins as bright as the summer sun. The bounce in his step carries him into Threadgill's World Headquarters on this warming June day, and he's greeted with familiarity..."
"...But the closest Body of Evidence ever gets to anything that might be termed “hot” is when Madonna drips melting candle wax on her defense attorney/boytoy Dafoe's bare chest. Yes, there's some handcuffs (a Valentine's Day present) and some sex, lies, and videotapes and masochism convert Dafoe's sexual ravishing in a parking garage on the hood of a car covered with broken glass..."
"...The youthful ensemble's roots are grounded in the same place as Uncle Walt's, Spartanburg, S.C., where singer-songwriter Rob Teter, guitarist Marshall Hood (Champ's nephew), and upright-bass player Jeff Brown started out as the Deschamps Band...."
"...Other reflections include Jack Wilson ruminating on the balance of ego and id, Rosie Flores revealing "Music allows me to feel any emotion I need to attach myself to at any given moment," Dale Watson declaring his muse is always love (prominently deceased girlfriend Terri Lynn Herbert), and Shinyribs' Kevin Russell crediting childhood imaginary friend Mata for guiding his music...."
"...The three-hour concert played out in front of a capacity crowd that evidenced the 5-year-old organization's growing membership. Highlights included a collaboration from Whiskey Shivers and fellow big-money-winning folk iconoclasts the Deer, country crew Croy & the Boys making a statement with a song about how "You just can't be poor anymore" in Austin, fiddle phenom Warren Hood levitating a moody jam aided by tremendous twin guitars from Marshall Hood and Willie Pipkin, and Greyhounds throwing down a hair-raising version of the slow and low "Cuz I'm Here."..."
"...Following show coordinator Margaret Moser's welcome, the AMA's paid tribute to local artists lost in the past year, including punk icon Lance Hahn, bluesman Gary Primich, and drummers Buddy Miles and Uncle John Turner. As the lights dimmed, a booming announcement introduced Uncle Walt's Band, the beloved local trio of Walter Hyatt, Champ Hood, and David Ball..."
"...5-6. To thank for that and a roster starring Dana Falconberry, Tish Hinojosa, Warren & Marshall Hood, and many more, you have Jason Weems, production manager at Kerrville for some nine years, along with island native Aarin Hartwell and the support of South Padre and local businesses...."
"...Meanwhile, the benefits continue, worthy causes all. The sudden closing of Momo's last month put its employees in financial straits, and offering temporary relief at Antone's on Saturday are some of the club's stalwart players, including Dan Dyer, Ed Jurdi from Band of Heathens, Drew Smith, Little Brave, King Corduroy, Marshall Hood & the Bads, Graham Wilkinson, and others I'm betting aren't announced...."
"...Like the Greencards and Hot Club of Cowtown before them, the Belleville Outfit possesses seemingly unlimited potential and youthful musical chops to awe the most jaded ears. Formed from the ashes of the DesChamps Band of Spartanburg, S.C., Outfit is led by guitarist Marshall Hood and singer-songwriter and guitarist Rob Teter..."
"...Caruso (NYPD Blue, Kiss of Death) plays San Francisco detective David Corelli. When an aging socialite is found hacked to death with one of his highly collectible African ceremonial axes amidst what appears to be the result of some peccadillo, Corelli uncovers ties to both the governor's office and the woman he loves - clinical psychologist Trina Gavin (Fiorentino), now married to Corelli's boyhood chum and San Francisco lawyer Matt Gavin (Palminteri)..."
"...Dynamite Hack's Superfast racked up decent sales on the strength of their "Boyz-N-the Hood" cover, but since that and the surefire "Anyway" were the only two songs on the LP, it fell short of Fastball numbers. Fastball numbers two years ago..."
"...Alongside David Ball and the late Champ Hood, Hyatt founded Uncle Walt's Band, one of Austin's most popular acts in the 1970s and early 1980s. The acoustic trio's tight harmonies and swath of talent melded an amalgam of influences, folk and country cut with an easy jazz swing and a soulful lilt..."
"...The South Austin Jug Band, featuring Warren Hood, called from the Telluride Bluegrass Festival to announce that they won first prize in the Telluride Bluegrass Band Competition. Seems that Hood, who became something of a local star this year at the Austin Music Awards by leading the musical tribute to his dad, Champ Hood, is starting to get notice in other parts..."
"..."Guest Room" Director: Joshua Tate A young woman with Down Syndrome (Glee's Lauren Potter) grapples with intimacy, identity, and adulthood after an unplanned pregnancy with her boyfriend. (World Premiere)..."
"...Three guitars. Who has three guitars anymore -- and knows how to use them? Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley, that's who..."
"...Jeannette, The Childhood of Joan of Arc (France) D: Bruno Dumont France, 1425. In the midst of the Hundred Years’ War, the young Jeannette, at the still tender age of 8, looks after her sheep in the small village of Domremy..."
"...Always in the shadow of his world-famous father, Tommy is about to make his Vegas debut as a comedian. Bombing spectacularly, Tommy escapes (incognito in a yellow suit) to Blackpool, where he spent his early childhood during what he recalls as the happiest years of his life..."