About Hot Pickin 57s

Great acoustic-driven music from bluegrass to country to western swing and all points in between.

Hot Pickin 57s is a professional 4-piece acoustic band out of Austin, playing Bluegrass, Classic Country, Rockabilly, Western Swing and Texas country, including Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Roy Orbison, Bob Wills, Kris Kristofferson, George Jones, and Townes Van Zandt among others.

 

When you book Hot Pickin, you get:

• Experienced, professional musicians

• Clear, responsive communications

• Reliable, professional delivery of services

• High quality bluegrass, country and Americana music

• Dedicated sound tech and PA

 

We are flexible and easy to work and want to provide a stress-free experience for you from booking through performance.

 

We play all over Texas, including weddings, corporate events, private parties, festivals, and anywhere people love live music. You can see us play a few songs on a compilation video at https://youtu.be/n_gf1EdSQNY

 

Recent highlight shows include:

• Stubbs Red River: SXSW 2018 Corporate Event

• Conspirare Benefit (Grammy-award winning choral music ensemble, Brazos Hall)

• Tobin Center for the Performing Arts (Corporate Event)

• Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival

• Coushatte RV Ranch Pickin’ & Grinnin’ Festival

• Banger’s Unofficial SXSW 2018 Showcase

• Grapevine Sunset Concert Series

• 31st Annual Grapefest Wine Tasting Festival

• Lückenbach Texas

• Rodeo Austin

• Texas Heritage Foundation House Concert

 

Hot Pickin 57s members are:

Max Zimmet, a graduate of Berklee College of Music, and plays guitar and mandolin.


Eddie Collins, a long-time staple of the Austin music scene, having performed with many of the area’s top acoustic groups. He has nine solo CDs, which include many original tunes that can be heard on over twenty-five commercially released recordings. Eddie plays banjo, guitar, mandolin, and sings lead & harmony.

Mike Montgomery (fiddle), who started classical violin training at age 10. He grew up also immersed in Old Timey and Bluegrass music. Mike has played with Whit Smith's Hot Jazz Caravan, and local artists such as Alan Munde, Billy Bright, and Eddie Collins and now Hot Pickin 57s.


Vance Hazen, who rounds out the band on upright bass and with lead & harmony vocals. Born in Montana and raised in Ohio, he has toured across the US, Europe and Japan, playing electric and upright bass with a wide assortment of bands.

Categories: Wedding Band

Regions serviced: Austin

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It was a pleasure to work with Hot Pickin 57s! Max was very communicative before the event and the guys (and gal!) showed up on time and ready to play the day of the party. They had a great sound for easy listening and weren't too loud that our guests couldn't talk to one another. We really enjoyed them and look forward to using them at future events!

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Wonderful. The guys were great! They were focused on all the right things during pre- planning, on time and then gave a great performance. They were a pleasure to work with!

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Hot Pickin 57s Pricing

Reception Price Range (4 hours)
Peak Season:
$2000 - $5000
Off-Peak Season:
$2000 - $5000
Price Range Includes:
Ceremony
Cocktail Hour
Learning New Songs
Lighting
MC
Reception
Music During Breaks
Sample Music
Sound/PA System
Travel Costs
Band Package Pricing
Most Popular Wedding Package:
$1700.00
Package Includes:
Ceremony
Cocktail Hour
Music During Breaks
Sample Music
Sound/PA System

Hot Pickin 57s FAQ

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Acoustic
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Folk
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Strings
Swing
Acapella
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Blues
Caribbean
Classic Rock
Classical
Dance
Funk
Gospel
Hip Hop
International
Jazz
Latin
Mariachi
Motown
Orchestra
Pop
Punk Rock
R&B/Soul
Reggae
Rock
Top 40
Ceremony
Cocktail Hour
Instrumentals
Learning New Songs
MC
Music During Breaks
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner
Sample Music
Vocals
Willing to Travel
Bilingual MC
Karaoke
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Sound/PA System
Disco Ball
Fog Machine
Gobo Projector
Lighting
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Events

MAY
27
Hot Pickin 57s at Kreuz Market
When
May 27, 2018 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
(1 day event)
Where
Kreuz Market
619 N Colorado St, Lockhart
Lockhart, TX 78644
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Cost
free
Famous Texas BBQ and live music!
JUN
01
Hot Pickin 57s at 5000 Burnet Food Trailer Park
When
Jun 1, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
(1 day event)
Where
5000 Burnet Food Trailer Park
5000 Burnet
Austin, TX 78756
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Cost
free
Our monthly show at 5000 Burnet Food Trailer Park
JUN
02
Wedding at Texas Old Town
When
Jun 2, 2018 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
(1 day event)
Where
Texas Old Town
1205 Roland Lane
Kyle, TX 78640
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Wedding
JUN
03
Hot Pickin 57s at Central Market Westgate
When
Jun 3, 2018 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
(1 day event)
Where
Central Market Westgate
4521 West Gate Blvd
Austin, TX 78745
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Cost
free
indoor show at Central Market Westgate
JUN
17
Hot Pickin 57s at Stubbs Graceland
When
Jun 17, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
(1 day event)
Where
Stubbs at Graceland
8600 Highway 290 West
Austin, TX 78736
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Cost
free
Back by popular demand
JUN
23
Hot Pickin 57s at Burton Roadhoase
When
Jun 23, 2018 8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
(1 day event)
Where
Burton Roadhouse
518 N Railroad St
Burton, TX 77835
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Cost
free
Back by popular demand

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Austin, TX 78703   See On Map
512-964-7236 (phone)
Hot Pickin 57s is a wedding band from Austin servicing weddings throughout the local area, including Dripping Springs, Georgetown, and Wimberley. Hot Pickin 57s is a professional acoustic band that has been part of the Austin wedding industry since 2016 specializing in acoustic music for weddings, private events, ceremony music, reception music, and cocktail hour music. .