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Immortal Voices: Uncle Walt’s Band
Essential Austin trio get first national release
DAILY Music  February 12, 2018, by Kevin Curtin
"...Certified legends amongst old Austin heads, Uncle Walt’s Band has elsewhere remained a cult fascination, hallowed by roots music connoisseurs, record collectors, and fans of each member’s subsequent successes...."

The Bellevillle Outfit's Last Stand
Saturday marks the end of the road
DAILY Music  March 24, 2011, by Jim Caligiuri
"...When the Belleville Outfit takes to Momo's stage Saturday, it will be for the last time. The eclectic band's mix of jazz, swing, bluegrass, and Walter Hyatt covers comes to an end more than three years after it began as an offshoot of the DesChamps Band, a group dedicated to the music of Uncle Walt's Band...."

The Warren Hood Band Record Review
Music Story  July 12, 2013, by Raoul Hernandez
"...The Warren Hood Band(Red Parlor)..."

Playback – Austin’s Darlin’: Toni Price
Quintessential Austin song stylist takes up residency at Little Darlin’
Music Column  May 17, 2018, by Kevin Curtin
"...When she turns up the sass on NRBQ's "Me and the Boys," it becomes an ode to her loyal band. In the previous millennium, her backing strings included A-list shredders Denny Freeman, Derek O'Brien, Casper Rawls, and David Grissom..."

King Tears
A decade after the ValuJet crash claimed Walter Hyatt's life, his posthumous archive celebrates his tender abilities once again
Music Story  February 22, 2008, by Doug Freeman
"...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..."

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Old Settler's Music Festival preview
Music Story  April 15, 2011
"...Unofficial leader Suzanna Choffel (Fri., 5:30pm, Bluebonnet Stage) previews her highly anticipated new album, Steady Eye Steady Bow, due May 24, the native songstress ready for her close-up on the strength of its smoky soul and addictive, speakeasy charm. Hopefully she'll guest with fellow Coveter Warren Hood (Fri., 6:45pm, Bluebonnet Stage), who follows immediately after backed by his band, the Goods..."

Three for the Road
Dream team scions Warren Hood and Emily Gimble add up 58 years of Austin roots
Music Story  July 12, 2013, by Margaret Moser
"...Sure enough, he's sporting a shiny band of gold on his right hand, but that's not all he's happy about. His new Charlie Sexton-produced CD, The Warren Hood Band, hit streets the week he got hitched, so it naturally took a backseat to the nuptials..."

TCB
Developments in the SXSW wristband scam case, the resurgence of Emo's, and a preview of local fall releases.
Music Column  August 1, 2003, by Christopher Gray
"...Detective Andrew Perkel of the Austin Police Department's Financial Crimes Unit says five of the six cases related to the wristband-fraud ring at SXSW this year are already on their way to the grand jury and, in his eyes, are watertight. "I'm not worried about getting indictments," he says..."

If You Have Ghosts
The 2007-08 AMA's ghosts – past, present, and future
Music Story  March 7, 2008, by Doug Freeman
"...So offered Walter Hyatt once about Uncle Walt's Band. "It's there, and hopefully it puts a better feeling in the atmosphere than was there before, and then it's gone."..."

2007-08 Austin Music Awards
Austin Music Hall, Wednesday, March 12
Music Story  March 14, 2008, by Doug Freeman
"...The true spirit of the 26th annual Austin Music Awards was best expressed by its first recipient of the evening, World Music Band of the Year Atash's frontman Roberto Riggio, who offered via the Sufi poet Rumi: "We have fallen into a place where everything is music." With SXSW swarming outside, the newly renovated Austin Music Hall served as musical epicenter, a convergence of past and present embodied in the bookending collaborations of the evening: the opening tribute to Walter Hyatt and billed headliner Rokkervil, teaming resurrected 13th Floor Elevator and AMA Musician of the Year Roky Erickson with Indie Band winners Okkervil River...."

Jammin'
Jerry Garcia, bluegrass, and third generation jam -- thriving in Austin and beyond.
Music Story  September 5, 2003, by Jim Caligiuri
"...It's a small town nestled in the Finger Lakes of New York state, where they hold a Grand Prix car race. On this summer day, 650,000 music fans show up to see The Band, the Grateful Dead, and the Allman Brothers..."

The Belleville Outfit
Six degrees of Uncle Walt
Music Story  February 29, 2008, by Jim Caligiuri
"..."They call me Grandma," frowns Belleville Outfit fiddler and vocalist Phoebe Hunt. "All the guys in the band are 21, and I'm 23."..."

Off the Road and Hungry
Where Austin Musicians Eat When They Get Home
Food Story  March 20, 1998, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Young in Llano, 915/247-5713) and the beef ribs from the Iron Works (100 Red River, 478-4855). "We'd love to do a tour of the great steakhouses and BBQ joints around the state," she told me, with other members of the band shouting agreement in the background...."

One, Two, Tres, Cuatro: Lives Well Spent
Life cycles of those who sold their souls for music
Music Story  November 18, 2011, by Margaret Moser
"...If I had any hesitation as a nonmother, it was brushed aside by the endless stories the three women told: the joy of lactating onstage or being the lone pregnant female in a large male band. King described a male fan hesitant to approach the merch table because she was breast-feeding...."

Dancing About Architecture
Champ Hood takes his fiddle to heaven.
Music Column  November 9, 2001, by Ken Lieck
"...It was the first I'd heard about the fiddler, guitarist, and all-around Austin musical legend possibly being ill, and no one could confirm the story. A few weeks later, I finally got around to asking Champ's buddy Eddie Wilson to call the Uncle Walt's Band founder to ask him personally..."

Record Review
Some Unfinished Business, Volume One
Music Story  February 22, 2008, by Jim Caligiuri
"...His wife and album producer, Heidi Hyatt, gathered friends from Nashville and Austin – Jerry Douglas, Warren Hood, David Ball, Carrie Rodriguez, among others – to add their parts to what he had recorded, and the results are what Uncle Walt's fans would expect – wildly eclectic and supremely melodic. Two songs will be familiar, soul twist "Motor City Madman" and the bluegrass shuffle "Deeper Than Love," the former an Uncle Walt's Band tune, the latter recorded by Jerry Jeff Walker..."

The Power of Three
With ZZ Top mowing down the Backyard this weekend, the power of three – trios – comes into play
Music Story  April 13, 2007, by Margaret Moser
"...Gibbons would know. He's the founder and master guitarist/songwriter for ZZ Top, the holy trinity of Texas bands..."

Lyle Lovett
Music Story  September 11, 1998, by Jody Denberg
"...LL: Murphey didn't record this song, but it was recorded by a band called Three Faces West that Ray Wiley Hubbard was in at one point and Rick Fowler; I think they were a New Mexico-based band at that time, out of Red River. They recorded a live album at a club called The Outpost, and "West Texas Highway" was on that album...."

Uncle Walt’s Band
Music Review  April 5, 2018, by Doug Freeman
"...When Uncle Walt's Band recorded for Warner Bros. in 1974, the sessions were scrapped by label personnel with no idea what to do with the popular Austin trio of Walter Hyatt, Champ Hood, and David Ball..."

Freda & the Firedogs Reviewed
Music Review  December 13, 2002, by Margaret Moser
"...Freda & the Firedogs(Plug)Supernatural Family BandLubbock Lights (Akashic)The Contenders(Gadfly)Greezy Wheels"Finding Happiness"/"Monkey in the Church" (Tana)..."

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