Sunday, February 17, 2019

Omnivore Recordings Prepares To Reissue Debut Album From Uncle Walt's Band

Austin Music Hall Of Fame nominee Uncle Walt's Band are having their debut album re-issued on March 29th, through Omnivore Recordings. The trio of Walter Hyatt, David Ball and Deschamps Hood began as a country trio in South Carolina, before quickly moving to Austin, TX at the request of singer/songwriter Willis Alan Ramsey. While Uncle Walt's Band may not have found success on the charts in the late-seventies, but they did inspire many artists including Lyle Lovett, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Lucinda Williams.

After the success of last year's anthology release, Omnivore Recordings decided to remaster the band's debut album and add an additional eleven previously unreleased bonus tracks. The original album featured a mix of traditional favorites like "Little Sadie" and "Four 'Til Late" with a handful of originals. The first seven bonus tracks feature demos of some original songs that did not end up on the final album. Even in demo form, you can hear the wonderful harmonies of "After You've Gone" and their step into folk rock with "Rollin' My Blues." This new set finishes up with live versions of the original tracks "Since You've Been Gone," "Early Riser," "Trap For Two" and "Betty." To find out more about this new re-issue arriving from Uncle Walt's Band, please visit

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