Featured Musicians

8 Ball Down

 

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8BallDown
Americana / Blues / Southern Rock

8BALLDOWN is rollin' to a town near you!

SEAN NEELY: RHYTHM GUITAR/VOCALS
LENNY BRISART: BASS/VOCALS
JIMMY WEILER: LEAD GUITAR
STEVE BOZOUDES: DRUMS

 

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EIGHT BALL DOWN: Come Take A Ride
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8BallDown was formed in the fall of 2000 by vocalist/rhythm guitarist Sean Neely and lead guitarist Brandon Guitar, in order to write and perform their original songs. Along the way they picked up Lenny Brisart on bass/backup vocals and Chris Blades on drums, and 8BallDown was off to the races, delivering heartfelt lyrics with a soulful sound. Most weekends you will find 8BallDown playing to a packed crowd at various clubs all over Austin and Central Texas. The band regularly contributes its time and music to charity events such as: Fireball (for the children’s burn unit at Shriner’s Hospital), and fundraisers for The Capital City Food Bank. 8BallDown’s self-titled debut album was released in 2002 and was featured on Austin’s KLBJ-FM. In 2003 the band won the Austin area Hard Rock Café’s “Cabo Wabo, Battle of the Bands” and ultimately finished 6th in the nation out of over 300 competing bands. Steve Bozoudes joined the band on drums in 2004 and in 2005 Brandon Guitar was replaced on lead guitar by Jimmy Weiler, solidifying the current lineup. 8BallDown continues to pack clubs at every appearance and believes this will be a great year for the band. Their sophomore CD "Come Take A Ride" was released in August 2007 and is available for purchase at their shows and various online outlets. 8BD loves Austin, Texas and is looking forward to more shows and meeting many new friends. SEE Y’ALL SOON - 8BALLDOWN.
   

Denny Hamilton Band

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The Denny Hamilton Band, a central Texas-based group, focuses on 60's and 70's classic rock, blues and country. Denny Hamilton (vocalist, lead guitar) Donnie Wilson (vocalist, guitar) began by jamming, working on harmonies and recording drafts on weekends in Taylor, Texas. Paul Turney (bass player, vocalist), Danny Thomas (Drummer, vocals), help fill out the classic DHB sound.

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Denny Hamilton - (guitar, vocals, songwriter)... Denny was taught basic guitar fundamentals by Kenny Fraser, lead guitarist for the Jimmy Heap band, and performed his first live show with the Jimmy Heap band at the age of 12. Shortly afterwards, Denny and a group of schoolmates formed his first group called the Legends. After a stint in the Army, he returned to Taylor and formed the bands "Country Music and Friends", "Chisolm", and was involved in the Midget Cafe scene, a local Taylor nightspot, where he played with performers such as Gary P. Nunn (London City Homesick Blues/Home of the Armadilla), Walter Hyatt and Champ Hood of Austin and Pat Pankratz (Greasy Wheels) and numerous other Austin acts over the years before forming The Denny Hamilton Band.

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Danny Thomas - (drums and vocals)... Danny joined the band in October, 2009. Here is the Danny Thomas story...Damn those Pagan Skins!.. Why didn’t I learn to play the Harmonica? The Choices we make dictate the lives we lead! (or something like that). So he chose “them drums” at the ripe old age of 10. "My inspiration for music actually came from my “Uncle James” Greer." Before Graduating with a music degree from the University of Texas in Austin back in the late 60’s, he was a lead guitarist and lead singer for his Dallas /Ft. Worth area hit band - “The BassMen” (as in Bass Guitar not “bass” the fish!) so he found out by accident, that he could keep a beat - and the rest is percussion history. He started playing professionally at the age of 12 and has been in so many bands since there is no way to recall them all! So, in October, 2009 he joined “DHB” - The Denny Hamilton Band - along with his counterpart Donnie Wilson. Donnie and Danny are very pleased to have joined Denny, & Paul with DHB and hope that they can add something “special” to this outstanding central Texas band. It ain't no Poka!

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Donnie Wilson - (guitar and vocals)... Donnie grew up in Waxahachie, Texas. He picked up a guitar and started playing at the age of 13 and was playing in his first band by age 15. While attending college in Austin, Texas in the mid '70's, Donnie played bass guitar with the band "Possum Trot". He is a selftaught guitarist and appreciates all kinds of music from rock, R&B and jazz to country and bluegrass. Donnie currently lives in Taylor, Texas.

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Paul Turney - (bass, vocals)... has played bass and keyboards in many successful bands from California to Iowa to Texas. Much to humble to list all his amazing accomplishments.

The Denny Hamilton Band...Keep up the great sounds guys. Remember...it ain't no Polka!!!

   

Kimo Sabe Duo / Tribal West / 6 Hands High

These guys are…WOW you just gotta read it all and decide for yourself! We were fortunate to have these talented musicians grace our stage throughout last fall and we look forward to their return this year.

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Kimo Sabe is - Doug Lumbley / Accoustic guitars, mandolin and vocals with Thomas Hubert / Bass guitar, keyboards and vocals...........

Tribal West is Doug Lumbley / Accoustic guitars, vocals.. Thomas Hubert / Bass guitar, vocals.. Rich Cross / Electric rhythm guitar, vocals.. David Presley / Electric and accoustic lead guitar, vocals.. Dan Hassay / Studio drums and percussion...............

6 Hands High is Doug Lumbley / Accoustic guitars, vocals.. Thomas Hubert / Bass guitar, vocals.. and Rich Cross / Electric and accoustic guitars, vocals.. or David Presley / Electric and accoustic guitars, vocals........... also listen on the SoundClick.com/Kimosabe

 

   

The Rhythm Dawgs

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The Rhythm Dawgs are a band made up of four guys from completely different corners of the musical universe. Take a blues influenced bass player, team him up with a country-rock drummer. Add a formally trained lead guitarist, and throw in another guitar player who grew up on a steady diet of AC/DC and Grand Funk. Who could have known that what would come out would be a crowd-pleasing entertainment package that mixes electric blues, classic rock, a little country, and some primetime TV for good measure.

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Now, after over 7 years of performing together, The Rhythm Dawgs have envolved into a tight performance machine that will win over a crowd and hold on to them. Whether the band is reworking a classic, stretching out with a blues jam, or giving the audience a taste of their original material, the Dawgs will make the audience part of the performance.

By popular demand from their fans, The Rhythm Dawgs have released their third CD, Cover Your Tracks, which was recorded live at Austin To Boston Studios in January. The band reworks some well know (and not so well known) favorites into their own. Be it Creedence, Cash, or The Who, it's all fair game for the Dawgs.

If you're looking for a slick, upscale, polished production...then this isn't the band for you. But if you're in the market for a band made up of four ordinary guys who just happen to be some extraordinary musicians, then call the Dawgs.
   

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