Heybale is Austin’s best & most popular country supergroup! The lineup, including Earl Poole Ball (keys), Chris Reeves (guitar – Redd Volkaert approved!), Eric Hokkanen (fiddle), Geoff Queen (pedal steel), Kevin Smith (upright bass), and Tom Lewis (drums), is Austin’s best & most popular country supergroup. And it’s still a bargain at $10!
“When country music was ‘discovered’ to be more popular than rock and a host of other genres in the 90s it seemed to prompt Nashville and elsewhere to aim to be everything for everyone. To some extent they succeeded, but they gave up something in the process, and if you want to get a taste of what that something is here it is. I love these songs, and the way these guys play them and write them it’s obvious they do too. I’ve seen them a number of times at the Continental and the audience is madeup of a crazy mixture of hipsters, drunks, punks dancing with sexy grandmas and a smattering of Austin’s best musicians. The music transcends a lot of the usual barriers. Whether of not you went to church you can still get a little bit of heaven on a Sunday night.” ~David Byrne, Talking Heads.
*Since July, 2000