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Champ Hood was a unique human, a Texas Maestro Musician. He made great impact in the Texas music world initially in Uncle Walt's Band (Walter Hyatt, David Ball, & Champ) during the late 70s and early 80s. He anchored a residency gig at the legendary 'EMMAJOES' along with Butch Hancock, David Rodriguez, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and Jimmie Dale Gilmore. He appeared on numerous albums. Working steadily in and around Austin, as a member of Blaze Foleys' band, Mandy Merciers' band, Sarah Elizabeth Campbells' band, and in duo with David Halley, he also toured occasionally with Lyle Lovett in the 80s & 90s. He was inducted into the Texas Music Hall of Fame and lead the second incarnation of the Threadgill's Restaurant's Wednesday night Singin' and Supper Sessions backed by the Threadgill Troubadours (Marvin Dykhuis, David Heath, and Ron Erwin). In the 90s he was also beloved sideman for Toni Price, (with Casper Rawls, John "Mambo" Traenor, Papa Mali, Scrappy Newcomb, Rich Brotherton, & Matt Giles). For Champ, the music was what it was all about. Champ passed away on November 3, 2001, just before the dawn. We all miss him so very much. His debut solo recording was released January 20, 2002, and is a must have recording for the audiophile.

"Bon Haven "

Available now!
at Waterloo Records and other fine stores in Austin, Texas

To order CD's, please email us with this link.

Champ's CD Release show for his debut CD, "Bon Haven" was held on Sunday, January 20, 2002 at The Continental Club in Austin, TX. A heartfelt thanks goes out to all of Champ's family and friends who attended - those on the stage and also those who attended in spirit. Thank you to The Continental Club, owner Steve Wertheimer
and all the staff.

Following is a list of friends who joined onstage to celebrate Champ's life and music:
South Austin Jug Band:
Warren Hood, James Hyland, Matt Slusher, Willie Pipkin, Will Dupuy
Marvin Dykhuis
David Halley
Booka Michael
David Carroll
Roger Allen Poulson
Toni Price Band:
Toni Price, Casper Rawls, Matt Giles, Vince Farsetta with Warren Hood
Larry Monroe
Threadgill Troubadors:
Marvin Dykhuis, David Carroll, Ron Erwin, Warren Hood, Matt Slusher
Gary Primich
Danny Young
Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Mandy Mercier
Beyrl Armstrong
Ivan Brown
Zeke Brown
Chip Dolan
Mark Gibson

Champ's Discography:
Karen Abrahams For the Love of the Song (2001)
Lee Ann Atherton Lady Liberty (2000)
Bad Livers Delusions of Banjer (1993)
Barbers Barbers (2000)
Jello Biafra Prairie Home Invasion (1994)
Brad Brobisky Painted Pony (2001)
Richard Buckner Devotion + Doubt (1997)
Terry Clarke Lucky (1998)
Terry Clarke The Sound of the Moon (2001)
The Contenders (1978)
The Contenders Light From Carolina, Vol. 1 (2000)
Blaze Foley Live at the Austin Outhouse (1999)
Michael Hall and the Woodpeckers Dead by Dinner (2000)
David Halley Stray Dog Talk (1992)
Dirk Hamilton Yep! (1994)
Rodney Hayden The Real Thing (2002)
Eric Hisaw Thing About Trains (2000)
Highwaymen Live Texas Radio (1990)
Tish Hinojosa Homeland (1989)
The Hollisters Sweet Inspiration (2000)
Champ Hood Bon Haven (2002)
Walter Hyatt King Tears (1996)
Walter Hyatt Music Town (1999)
James Hyland Band Place I Call Home (2001)
Evan Johns and His H-Bombs Bombs Away! (1989)
Evan Johns and His H-Bombs Please, Mr. Santa Claus (1991)
Peter Keane Walkin' Around (1996)
Keepers Every Dog Is a Star (1997)
Keepers Looking for a Sign (1995)
Loose Diamonds Fresco Fiasco! (1997)
Lyle Lovett Lyle Lovett and His Large Band (1989)
Lyle Lovett Step Inside This House (1998)
Don McCalister, Jr. Brand New Ways (1993)
Don McCalister, Jr. Down in Texas (1998)
Lisa Mednick Artifacts of Love (1994)
Mandy Mercier Forgiveness and Rage (1993)

Mandy Mercier Wild Dreams of the Shy Boys (2001)
Ed Miller At Home With the Exiles (1995)
Chris Montgomery You Know You Want It (2000)
Beaver Nelson Last Hurrah (1998)
Bill Pekar First Five Years (2001)
Toni Price Hey (1995)
Toni Price Lowdown & Up (1999)
Toni Price Midnight Pumpkin (2001)
Toni Price Sol Power (1997)
Toni Price Swim Away (1993)
Quatropaw Flight (2001)
Ted Roddy Full Circle (1995)
Jan Seides Slowly But Surely (1993)
Shakin' Apostles Medicine Show (1998)
Shakin' Apostles Tucson (1995)
Walter Tragert Heavy Just the Same (1995)
Uncle Walt's Band An American in Texas (1980)
Uncle Walt's Band Blame it on the Bossa Nova (1975)
Uncle Walt's Band 6-26-79 (1988)
Jerry Jeff Walker Live From Gruene Hall (1989)
Mary Welch Long Country Road (2002)
Various Artists Across the Great Divide (1992)
Various Artists Austin Country Nights (1995)
Various Artists Kerrville Folk Festival (1998)
Various Artists Sidney: The Cat's Cradle (1997)
Various Artists Threadgill's Supper Session (1991)
Various Artists Threadgill's Supper Session 2 (1996)
11 songs, aided and abetted by:
Champ Hood- Electric, electric slide, national and acoustic guitars, vocals
Warren Hood- Violin, mandolin & vocals
Marvin Dykhuis- Electric slide guitar, mandolin, percussion & vocals
David Carroll- Electric & upright bass
Ron Erwin- Drums
Marcia Ball- Piano
Toni Price- Vocals & percussion
Gary Primich- Harmonica
Michael Maddux- Accordion
Danny Roy Young- Washboard
Brad Brobisky & Marvin Dykhuis- Producers
Warren Hood- Production assistance
Todd Dillon, Marvin Dykhuis & Jay Hudson- Engineers

1. Going To New Orleans 3:46 (Walter Hyatt)
2. Bon Haven 4:30 (DesChamps Hood)
3. Snowing Me Under 3:48 (Steve Runkle)
4. Shoodee Lou 3:53 (DesChamps Hood)
5. Chain Of Emotion 3:06 (DesChamps Hood)
6. Grab It And Growl 3:00 (Walter Hyatt)
7. Warming Trend 3:48 (DesChamps Hood)
8. Sad As It Seems 3:47 DesChamps Hood)
9. Song For Walter 5:31 (DesChamps Hood)
10. Shine Your Shoes 3:18 (DesChamps Hood)
11. Baby, What You Want Me To Do? 4:54 (Jimmy Reed)

MP3 versions of several songs will be posted here soon. Please check back soon!

Champ Hood web pages:
Bon Haven - Online Press Kit - Reviews -Links

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