Grammy Award winning artist David Ball will revisit the sound of Americana pioneers, Uncle Walt’s Band, with a CD/Vinyl Release show at The 04 Center on Friday, November 15th.
In early 2017, David Ball revisited the music of Uncle Walt’s Band at an Austin house show with Warren and Marshall Hood (son and nephew of UWB co-founder Champ Hood). The overwhelming response created That Carolina Sound, and a string of sold-out shows have followed.
"Flash back, for a moment, beyond the just-finished South by Southwest to last year's SXSW. Its 10-day run had just kicked off when, in a show that wasn't even part of the festivities, Nashville songwriter David Ball joined cousins Warren and Marshall Hood at the Saxon Pub to revisit the music of beloved 1970s-'80s Austin trio Uncle Walt's Band. Marveling at the magic brought back to life, listening to the sincere testimonials and lovely guest-vocal turns by Uncle Walt's Band devotees Kelly Willis, Marcia Ball and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, I wondered how I could see anything for the rest of SXSW that would be as good as this. And I didn’t.” -Peter Blackstock, Austin American-Statesman, 3/26/19
"Uncle Walt's Band predicted Americana by 30 years…but they were more polished and practiced than most down-home sounds now in that field.” Barry Mazor, Wall Street Journal, “Roots Now” ACME Radio Nashville 4/17/19