David Ball & That Carolina Sound


Peter Blackstock writes, “If you don’t know the band name, you might well know the participants, especially if you were a fan of the Austin/Carolina country-jazz trio Uncle Walt’s Band. The sole surviving member, David Ball, teams with Austin violinist Warren Hood — son of Uncle Walt’s Band fiddler Champ Hood — and Warren’s cousin Marshall for a night that promises to bring back fond memories of the late, great Walter Hyatt. Ball also will play many songs from his solo career, adapted to the acoustic trio style. Oh, and about that name? It came from Lyle Lovett, one of Uncle Walt’s Band’s biggest fans, who once described this music that influenced him so much as “That Carolina Sound.”

They have inspired numerous house favorites, Robert Earl Keen, Shawn Colvin, Jessie Colter, Jerry Jeff Walker, Marcia Ball, Joe Ely, and the aforementioned  Lyle Lovett… Those boys from Carolina, they sure enough could sing…