Warren Hood is an accomplished musician who plays violin, fiddle, mandolin, and composes and sings as well. He lives in Austin, Texas and performs with his local band, Warren Hood and the Hoodlums, in a blend of jazz/blues/newgrass acoustic fusion of music. In the 2005 Austin Chronicle Best Musician Awards, Warren was voted #1 Best String Player and his band was voted 2nd in the bluegrass category.
Warren began playing fiddle at age 11 and studied classical violin for a number of years. At age 17 he won the Austin Youth Award and performed as soloist with the Austin Symphony. Later he honed his playing and singer/composition abilities with his former bands such as: Warren Hood & his Allstar Band, Blue Light Special and the South Austin Jug Band.
Warren’s musical influence range from Ray Charles, Stephane Grapelli, Walter Hyatt and Uncle Walt’s Band. If you listen to Warren’s compositions its’ easy to hear the eclectic influences.
By: Elizabeth Stene | Beat-Play Ambassador South Africa | @LizMWL | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC