/ by Michael Arthur


Uncle Walt’s Band is both Austin music’s royalty and best kept secret. David Ball, Walter Hyatt and Champ Hood combined sweet harmonies, jazz, chords and Beatlesque songwriting for a unique twang that influences the Austin music scene to this day. Hyatt died in a Florida plane crash, Hood passed away from cancer a few years back (his son Warren Hood keeps his legacy alive) and David Ball became a music superstar, but if you’ve got the time and inclination seek out their few albums (compiled after the band’s dissolution); they’re breathtaking.

I love this band …