While visiting my folks in Dallas for the 4th of July I was lucky enough to see Eleven Hundred Springs play at the great local watering hole the Old Monk off Henderson Ave. There’s nothing better to celebrate what’s right with America is a cold beer and some hot honky tonk. And Eleven Hundred Springs was as right as they come.
EHS have been a Dallas institution since 1998 and lead vocalist/lead guitarist Matt Hillyer, bassist/backing vocalist Steve Berg
pedal steel player Aaron Wynne and percussionist Mark Reznicek (formerly of Fort Worth based rock band The Toadies ), and the newest member of the group, 2nd generation fiddler Jordan Hendrix, whose father Phillip W. Hendrix played alongside the likes of Webb Pierce, Farron Young, and Wynne Stewart in honkytonks across the world (and played a smoking version of the Orange Blossom Special on this night), all play old school country that would make Kenny Chesney crawl home to his mama in shame.
See these boys when they come to your town.