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Walter Hyatt / DesChamps Hood

 
 
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By Brian Scott, February 14, 2011
1. Walter Hyatt Marker
Inscription.
Walter Hyatt
1949-1996
Walter Hyatt was a prolific songwriter and performer and a founding member of the influential Americana groups Uncle Walt's Band and the Contenders.

Raised in Spartanburg, Hyatt joined the Austin and Nashville music scenes, releasing several critically praised solo albums. He is remembered as a gifted songwriter, with his songs recorded by Lyle Lovett, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Jerry Jeff Walker.

DesChamps Hood
1952-2001
DesChamps "Champ" Hood was a founding member of the highly influential Americana groups Uncle Walt's Band and the Contenders.

An award-winning multi-instrumentalist, the Spartanburg native spent most of his career performing in Austin and Nashville, regularly working as a session player and touring performer with artists such as Guy Clark, Toni Price and Lyle Lovett.
 
Erected 2011.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Spartanburg Music Trail marker series.
 
Location. 34° 57′ N, 81° 55.767′ W. Marker is in Spartanburg, South Carolina, in Spartanburg County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and North Liberty Street, on the right
DesChamps Hood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 14, 2011
2. DesChamps Hood Marker
when traveling west on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 172 East Main Street, Spartanburg SC 29306, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hank Garland / Johnny Blowers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Don Reno/The Blue Ridge Quartet (about 300 feet away); Palmetto Building (about 500 feet away); Pink Anderson / The Marshall Tucker Band (about 700 feet away); Daniel Morgan Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Walker / Clara Smith (approx. 0.2 miles away); 156 West Main Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Spartanburg Town Clock (approx. mile away); Barnet Park (approx. mile away); Spartanburg Water Works (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spartanburg.
 
Regarding Walter Hyatt / DesChamps Hood. To hear music samples by Hyatt, dial 864-607-9657 and press 9#; to hear Hood, dial 864-607-9657 and press 10#.
 
Also see . . .
1. Walter Hyatt. Walter Hyatt (October 25, 1949 - May 11, 1996) was an American singer and songwriter. His band, known as Uncle Walt's Band, was involved in the music scene in Austin, Texas from its inception and is credited with being the original Americana Artist. (Submitted on February 17, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Walter Hyatt / DesChamps Hood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 14, 2011
3. Walter Hyatt / DesChamps Hood Marker
 

2. Uncle Walt's Band. Walter Hyatt, Champ Hood, and David Ball (country singer) formed Uncle Walt's Band. (Submitted on February 17, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Spartanburg Music Trail. The Spartanburg Music Trail debuts in downtown Feb. 11. (Submitted on February 17, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. Trail Honors Spartanburg's Music Legends. To learn about the well known music makers who hailed from Spartanburg, grab your shoes and a cell phone. (Submitted on February 17, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

5. Spartanburg Music Trail Honors Local Musicians. A trail to honor Spartanburg musicians was unveiled during a ribbon cutting ceremony in downtown Spartanburg Friday. (Submitted on February 17, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 17, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 954 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 17, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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