Hot Pickin 57s is a four-piece acoustic band out of Austin playing an energetic, fun mix of covers and originals in Bluegrass, Classic Country (Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash), Rockabilly (Chuck Berry, Ricky Nelson, Johnny Rivers), Western Swing, and Texas music (Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson, Bob Wills, Kris Kristofferson).
When you book Hot Pickin you will get:
Clear, responsive communication
Professional, reliable delivery of agreed upon services
High quality bluegrass, country, and Americana music
Experienced, professional musicians
Dedicated Sound Tech and PA
We truly love doing corporate events, private parties, weddings, rodeos etc. Recent Corporate clients include:
* University of Texas
* La Cantera Resort and Spa
* Wall Street firm (we're not allowed to name)
* Strategic Management Society
* American College of Phlebology Foundation
* Body Business
* Cree Inc.
* Radiance Foundation
* San Jacinto College Maritime Campus
We're a very active band, having played over 100 shows in 2017. Key recent public shows include:
* Rodeo Austin
* 31st Annual Grapefest
* Grapevine Sunset Concert
* Oskar Blues
* Banger's Unofficial SXSW Showcase
Hot Pickin 57s released a full length self-titled CD in October 2017 which is available on CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and all the usual digital distribution channels.
While we're rather new to Gigmasters, please check our website for more info and for our many reviews. Here are a few of our recent reviews:
"Hot Pickin 57s did a fantastic job entertaining our event attendees, everyone had a fabulous time! They were extremely professional to work with - arriving early to set up, clearly communicated their set up needs and were amazingly accommodating to our event needs. I highly recommend them!
- Amy S. (Sourcecon)
“My organization contracted Hot Pickin 57s to perform at our conference's opening reception. They did a great job and our conference attendees had a fantastic time! They were very easy to work with and flexible. I would recommend Hot Pickin 57s to anyone!”
-Liz Ziola (Strategic Management Society)
"Hot Pickin 57s is a group of amazing musicians. They played for our outdoor reception and have a great repertoire of songs, from bluegrass to classic country and many other genres and they played them all so well. They also took requests, which I always appreciate. It's always fun to see people who love what they do, and Hot Pickin 57s clearly does - they added so much to our event.”
- Helane F. (American College of Phlebology Foundation)
"Great music, easy to work with. We hired them for a corporate cocktail party and they killed it. I will definitely hire them again."
- Ben G (Momentum)
"Last night, Max Zimmet's Hot Pickin 57s absolutely MADE my husband's 50th birthday party. We had about 45 adults in a fun, intimate setting upstairs at South Austin Brewery. The band played for two hours, engaged the crowd in a friendly comfortable way and set a perfect, Austin-style ambiance for the event. These guys were incredibly talented musicians and so charming an easy to work with. They were flexible and friendly throughout the planning, set up and evening of the party. I got many compliments on the music all night. My son said, "This feels like the kind of band you want to have at a ranch wedding. Fun and Texan approved!"
"Yes, we absolutely loved it. You guys are awesome. I also streamed you all playing live on Facebook with the question "Should we have them play at our wedding?" and received a resounding YES! from friends and family. We are very excited. We will go ahead and book now."
- KT (Following our show at Banger's)
We contracted Hot Pickin 57s for a 10 Year Vow Renewal celebration with family and friends.
From the start, they were great at communicating with our planner, helping work through potential complications, location and placement for the best time for all and just being super up front about everything. They even said yes to some curveballs (can you play for the ceremony too?) and saved the day for us.
On the day, they showed up early for set up, did a fantastic job both with music selections, and engaging the group, and announcements. I can't recommend them enough!
- Cassandra C.
They were the perfect group for our pop-up shop's launch party! Very easy to work with from out of state. Set up was a breeze and for two hours they were the perfect soundtrack for our party. From our San Francisco crew to the local crowd, everyone loved the music!
- Jessie D.
"Did a great job, everyone really enjoyed... Thank you"
- Michael W. (La Cantera Resort and Spa)
“Hot Pickin 57s were wonderful!”
- Kears S. (Uber)