When a band’s not only comfortable opening for Eric Burdon & The Animals, but also The Zombies, Christopher Cross, Gary Clark Jr., Ian McLagan and many, many more…they’ve gotta appeal to a lot of different tastes. Whether those tastes are for rock & roll, blues, country, funk, soul, or Latin, Austin octet Hector Ward & The Big Time channels a little bit of everything with expert precision. And after two decades of local musicianship, the eponymous frontman’s Afro-Cuban roots still manage to burst through The Big Time with exciting horn lines, guitar riffs that’ll make you sweat and Ward’s vocals roaring front and center.
Last week Hector Ward & The Big Time dropped their LP, Smile Into Life, and you can catch them tomorrow night at One-2-One Bar. But before you do, loosen up your legs and celebrate Thirsty Thursday with one of Smile Into Life‘s boldest offerings, “Whiskey Pants”!