Singer-Songwriter Warren Hood Talks About The Song ‘High Hill’ By Uncle Walt’s Band

Hood’s father, Champ Hood, was a member of Uncle Walt’s Band, and a beloved performer and side man during the heyday of Austin’s country-folk scene.

By Elizabeth McQueenApril 2, 2019 10:05 am, , ,

This story was originally published as an episode of the KUTX podcast, “This Song.”

In the early 70s, Uncle Walt’s Band, the acoustic trio made up of Champ Hood, Walter Hyatt and David Ball came to Austin from Spartanburg, South Carolina. The band brought with them a unique acoustic sound that melded folk, jazz, blues and pop.  Though the music of Uncle Walt’s Band never caught on nationally, it continues to inspire countless Texas musicians like Lyle Lovett and Shawn Colvin.

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