If the last name Hood sounds familiar to you - that's because it probably is. The Hood legacy thus far includes Champ Hood, original member of the many-would-say-genius Uncle Walt's Band, and long-time guitarist for Lyle Lovett, and Warren Hood, ace fiddler and composer for The Waybacks, The Bodeans, and his own band, Warren Hood and the Goods. Those are big shoes to fill, indeed, but Marshall Hood, the youngest link in the Hood chain, rounds out a family of wildly talented musicians with effortless guitar work and a knack for crafting the most charming of songs – so reminiscent of his Uncle Champ it’s sometimes hard to tell the difference.
After a successful run in high school with The DesChamps Band, a band he founded to honor Champ after his passing in 2001, Marshall made the pilgrimage to Austin, TX and began accompanying famed Austin singer, Toni Price, on her long-running residency at the renowned Continental Club. It would be here, of course, where Marshall firmly planted his roots and became a fixture in the eclectic Austin music scene. Marshall took a brief hiatus from Toni Price’s band from 2007-2011, though, touring the country with the young Americana group, Th
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