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Cornell Hurd Band

  • Driskill Hotel & Bar
  • 604 Brazos St
  • Austin, TX 78701
  • October 22, 2016
  • Time: 9:00 PM

The beginnings of this band go back to 1968, when Cornell Hurd (vocals, guitar) and Frank Roeber (vocals, bass), refugees from high school rock and surf bandsput together The Milpitas Submarine Band, a “hillbilly� band formed to entertain students at Homestead High School in the town of Cupertino, California. Cornell and Frank were joined by Russell E. Bowen and John Shudlick, vocalists who played guitar and percussion, respectively, though (like the whole band) not respectfully.

“This was the Jugband that changed my life. I can still hear the applause�. – Cornell Hurd

This act only performed in public once, and its limited repertoire contained (as we recall) only a handful of songs: Blues in The Bottle, What Goes On, Walk On By, I Couldn’t Spell Yuuck and Lodi .

Cornell Hurd Band