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The following pictures were taken sometime in 1971, I believe. The setting is a rehearsal in the basement room of Walter's mom's house.
From left to right, the players are:
- Jimmy Hilton, who played piano and violin. (He was classically trained and never really graduated to "fiddle.") Jimmy died in a car wreck in 1973, at the age of 24.
- Champ Hood
- Walter Hyatt
- Kathy Hyatt, Walter's sister, on the drums
- David Ball
Kathy Hyatt on the drums.
Jimmy Hilton on piano.
A few more pictures from the rehearsal.
I took the following two pictures for a poster announcing an Uncle Walt's Band show at the Wofford Coffee House. They were both taken on the grass in front of the Coffee House.
This picture was taken at Myrtle Beach, where Uncle Walt's Band played a folk festival. It's the only picture I know of that shows Jimmy playing with the band. The high point of this festival, for me, was sitting in the dressing room with the band and listening to Doc and Merle Watson warm up.