Wayback’s youthful violinist debuts his own hot band
$18.50 advance / $19.50 at door
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May 26 8:00 pm
You might remember Warren Hood from his beguiling turns on our stage with the South Austin Jug Band, or more recently as a central member of the inimitable Waybacks. Here's good news for anyone who's admired the fiddler's awesome chops over the years: he's put together his own jazz/blues/newgrass acoustic fusion band! Joined by fellow former Jug Band member, Willie Pipkin, on lead guitar, Warren also brings the esteemed Emily Gimble, a musical force in her own right, along for the ride. Rounding out the band are Nate Rowe on bass and Chris Gilson on drums.
An exceedingly accomplished musician who plays violin, fiddle, mandolin, and composes and sings as well, Warren has been a fixture on the Austin roots scene for nearly a decade, carrying on the legacy of his late father, Champ Hood of Uncle Walt's Band fame. Warren has won plenty of awards over the years, from the Austin Youth Award at age 17 to the coveted Berklee School of Music String Achievement Award to being voted Best String Player in the 2005 Austin Chronicle Best Musician Awards.
Playing a tasty mixture of classics and Warren's original, ageless tunes, the band dynamic turns on his seamless duets with powerhouse vocalist and keyboard player Emily Gimble, granddaughter of fiddle legend Johnny Gimble, of whom Hot Club of Cowtown's Elana James said: "She sounds a little bit like Norah Jones and Billie Holliday, but it's not as mannered or stuffy as other female singers I've heard in that style. What I like about Emily is that she is totally unaffected and the music just pours out of her, like it floats up out of her body."
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