We're a four- piece acoustic group out of Austin TX, playing standards and originals in

     • Bluegrass

     • Classic Country 

     • Texas Country 

     • Rockabilly

     • Western Swing Hot Pickin 57s play Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Roy Orbison, Bob Wills, Kris Kristofferson, George Jones, Chuck Berry, Ricky Nelson, Johnny Rivers, and some Django Reinhardt

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Over 100 Shows in 2017

We had a great year, playing over 100 shows in 2017. From public venues that love live music, to corporate events, private parties, weddings, festivals, house concerts, rodeos and other special events in Austin, Central Texas and all over Texas.

Recent shows
• Stubbs Downtown
• Rodeo Austin
• 31st Annual Grapefest
• Luckenbach TX
• Grapevine Sunset Concert Series
• Texas Music Heritage Foundation House Concert
• Banger's Unofficial SXSW Showcase
• Burtons Roadhouse
• Spicewood Arts Society Arts Round Up
• Hillside House Concert
• Oscar Blues
• La Cantera Resort & Spa
• Sun City Georgetown
• Toupsies
• The Clubs at Houston Oaks
• Hilton Americas Houston
• HogEye Festival


Latest News

Our Song "Back in the Day" On KOOP's Digital Download 

Back in the Day (from Hot Pickin 57s CD, written by Max Zimmet) is on the digital download gift for those contributing to the KOOP 91.7 Radio membership drive. So honored to be on this compilation along with incredible artists such as Jimmy LaFave, Slaid Cleaves, Guy Forsyth, Joe King Carasco, Suzanna Choffel, Terri and Lloyd Maines, Gary P. Nunn and Bob Livingston, and many other amazing musicians. KOOP, a community radio station in Austin, TX, provides a diverse array of programming, emphasizing programs that deal with local issues and/or serve communities which are under-served by the mainstream media. Strictly Bluegrass was one of the first programs on KOOP radio and the only radio program dedicated to playing Bluegrass music in Central Texas.

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