The Hideout at the Rodeo 2010: Eleven Hundred Springs
March 19, 2010
After a night at the Rodeo, head to The Hideout to dance the night away! The Hideout offers free admission for those age 21 and up to see the best in up-and-coming and established country artists. The Hideout, featuring live and DJ music, is located on the east side of Reliant Astrodome.
Friday, March 19: Eleven Hundred Springs.
Eleven Hundred Springs plays real country music. With songwriting hooks Hank Williams himself would be proud of and a band as tight as Buck Owens’ Buckaroos to back them up, it’s no wonder the dance floors stay packed at their shows. If Hank Thompson blended Western Swing with Honky Tonk, and Waylon Jennings blended country with Rock, Eleven Hundred Springs does all of the above.
Without a doubt, live performance is this band’s specialty. Since the band’s inception, it has maintained a tour schedule of two hundred plus dates a year all over the nation.
The band’s latest studio album Country Jam, produced by Grammy winner Lloyd Maines, is a fine blend of the many styles of Texas Country music. Country Jam was released in May of 2008 to nationwide radio support and critical acclaim. There is something on this album for everyone who calls themselves a fan of good country music.
The band was founded by Steve Berg (bass) and Matt Hillyer (Lead Guitar/Vocals). Playing the Fiddle, is the incomparable Jordan W. Hendrix. Burton Lee makes the pedal steel guitar cry in true country fashion and Brian Ferguson, a featured drum set educator for Vic Firth drumsticks, rounds out the line up on the drums. In the tradition of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys all of these accomplished musicians’ talents are featured.
Whether listening to their recordings or watching on of their many live performances, Eleven Hundred Springs does not disappoint. With a fan base from coast to coast whose age ranges from eight to eighty, it’s easy to see why these boys have made a name for themselves as some of the best in the business.