Circuit of the Americas
"...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...."
"...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(Red Parlor)..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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."..."
"...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...."
"...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..."
"..."They call me Grandma," frowns Belleville Outfit fiddler and vocalist Phoebe Hunt. "All the guys in the band are 21, and I'm 23."..."
"...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...."
"...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..."
"...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...."
"...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..."
"...Gibbons would know. He's the founder and master guitarist/songwriter for ZZ Top, the holy trinity of Texas bands..."
"...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...."
"...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(Plug)Supernatural Family BandLubbock Lights (Akashic)The Contenders(Gadfly)Greezy Wheels"Finding Happiness"/"Monkey in the Church" (Tana)..."