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Uncle Walt’s Band

Band-smUncle Walt’s Band was an Americana band founded in Spartanburg, South Carolina by Walter Hyatt, Champ Hood, and David Ball. They were among the most popular acoustic bands in Austin, Texas during the late 1970s and early 1980s, and were particularly noted for their intricate 3-part vocal harmonies as well as a sound that combined traditional country motifs with jazz, bluegrass, and Beatles-esque influences.

A new anthology will be released on March 9, 2018, by Omnivore Records. This will be the first new release from the band in decades, and the first time their music has been available digitally. Pre-order now!


First anthology to chronicle the music of Uncle Walt’s Band, includes five previously unissued tracks.

“Walter Hyatt, David Ball and Champ Hood have been an inspiration to me ever since the first time I heard Uncle Walt’s Band,” said Lyle Lovett, a journalism student at Texas A&M University when he first heard the band. “Musically, their finely crafted original compositions reflect diverse influences, while lyrically they demonstrate a sensitive, sophisticated understanding of the dignified South.” Pre-order now!