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Hackberry Road Band

Hackberry Road Band

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About Hackberry Road Band

***** HACKBERRY ROAD BAND ***** is Texas' premier cover dance band and the #1 rated band in the state according to Gigmasters. Featuring Jon Hodge on guitar and vocals, Rob Green on bass, and Mark Nesmith on drums, guitar, and vocals, Hackberry Road performs the music YOU want to hear -- all the greatest rock, pop, and Texas and traditional country hits from yesterday and today! From Corporate Events, Private Parties, Club Shows, and Weddings – HACKBERRY ROAD does it all!

*** We excel at one on one personalized service for every client from start to the completion of your event. Professional setup and entertainment delivery with every event, success of your event is #1 with Hackberry Road

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Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 60 - 360 minutes
  • Fee: $400-$2000

Overview

Here is a little bit of how we handle wedding receptions: We vary our music selections greatly depending on what people want. While we make out music lists for each show, we often deviate from it. We pay close attention to the crowd and adjust our songs to match what we think they want to hear (slow dance, two step, upbeat, etc.) We also try to fill any requests that the guests may have. The songs listed on our site are all songs we have performed at one time or another, but there are many songs not included. We've often added new songs for a particular wedding or event that we don't normally play (and may not ever perform again.) We have performed everything from blues and rockabilly to Texas and top 40 country, pop, and rock music. If you have particular songs that you're interested in, let me know and we'll make every effort to include them. Songs that we can't include as a live band are often added as DJ music between sets. We gig as DJ's and have an extensive library of dance and hip hop songs and crowd favorites (the Cupid Shuffle comes to mind.) We're happy to try to add extra songs to the band sets if we feel it's something we can perform well and we have enough notice to work the material up to performance level (we prefer at least 3-4 weeks, but have worked with less.) By the way we often perform as an acoustic act for ceremony or dinner music during your event.

Additional Booking Notes

We carry a complete sound and lighting package to each show. We also provide DJ and Emcee services at all our events.

Bio

*** Some recent venues/clients include: THE HOUSE OF BLUES, WESTIN CITY CENTER, MESSINA HOF WINERY & RESORT, Parker County Health Care, THE HOUSTON ZOO, The Arrangement, The City of Arlington & THE ARLINGTON CONVENTION CENTER, Texas Christian University, Southern Methodist University, Market Street, Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, Joe's Crab Shack, Holliday Village, Gator's Croc & Rock, The Butcher Shop, The Sandbox, The Children's Wish Foundation, The Endzone, The Palm Caf, Cedar Isle, Cossacks MC, Fat Catz, McGowen Elementary School, Jerseyville Classic, Rose Chapel, the Fort Worth YWCA, Salute Sports Bar & Grill, Suzy's Lounge, Wet Willie's Sports Bar, Womer Wedding, White Wedding, Foreman Party, and many more!

*** HACKBERRY ROAD is available for corporate and public events, weddings, private parties and concerts. All aspects of weddings can be covered from ceremony and cocktail music, to emcee announcements and reception dancing. We also provide DJ music free of charge.

*** Client Feedback ***

We are back from Hawaii and I wanted to thank you and your band for giving us such a great party! We have had so many compliments on the music and you did a great job of reading the crowd and playing to them. My husband and a couple of other guests almost never dance and you had them tearing it up on the dance floor! I will definitely pass your name along and I'd be happy to be a reference for you in the future. Thanks again.. Elizabeth S. - Dallas, TX.

Wow! What a fantastic wedding we had this past weekend! Thank you so much for being so great and easy to work with - ya'll made the party fun! I hope we have a chance to work with you again in the future. Abbie and Katie - Todd Events, Dallas, TX.

Hackberry Road played for our wedding this past weekend! They were absolutely amazing!!! There was someone on the dance floor from the first song to the very last. Everyone came up to my husband and me all night long, and said how awesome they are and asked where we found them...I referred them to Gig Masters of course! Hackberry Road helped to make our special day that much more special and we would recommend them to anyone. They played a variety of songs from rock and blues all the way to Texas Country, which was exactly what we were looking for in a band. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is looking for a good band and a good time! -Ben C, Satin, TX

We had nothing but good things to say about the Hackberry Road Band. they worked with us on every part of our wedding. We asked them to learn special songs and they did it without a hitch. A very Professional band when it came to taking care of our Wedding needs. They setup early and were willing to stay as long as we needed them. Everyone at the wedding was asking about who they were and how we found them. We would refer them to anyone who wants a band. A -- John R, Pilot Point, TX,

This is an amazing band. They are extremely professional and so talented. They played for the ceremony, during dinner and the reception. I have gotten nothing but compliments from everyone who attended the wedding about how wonderful the band was! Their rates are above reasonable, they are true musicians and go above and beyond to make the event special and worry free. I would recommend this band to anyone who is looking for musicians for any event of any size whether casual or formal! Thank you so much for being a part of making my wedding picture perfect! -- Alison W, Dallas, TX,

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! What a great time! Everyone at the wedding thought you guys made the evening. Three guys rockin'. It doesn't get much better than that. Thanks for being so accomodating to our group and letting me set in with you on a couple songs too. Keep rockin'. -- Dennis C, Grapevine, TX, 5/30/2010

Hackberry Road did an amazing job for our wedding. Everyone who attended commented on how awesome the band was. Hackberry Road has an ecleptic music mix that is suited for all tastes. They made our wedding day unforgetable. -- Watt H, Albany, TX, 7/24/2010

They did a fantastic job playing for our event! Our clients were thrilled and we would definitely recommend them! -- Amy K, Dallas, TX, 4/24/2010

They are a great band and super nice guys. I'd highly recommend them. They were the perfect band for our small outdoor wedding reception. -- Christina F, Richardson, TX, 6/26/2010

I had nothing but wonderful comments for Hackberry Road. They rocked the house well into the wee hours and everyone had a blast!!!! I would definitely hire them again and hope to do so in the future. -- Dianne V, Atwood, KS, 5/29/2010

The guys were extremly accomondating considering the special circumstances that were involved for the event. We had over 400 people who attended the event from all over the US and all that I spoke with throughly enjoyed the group. Thanks to Hackberry Road for truely a special evening. David Truesdell Sales and Sponsor Manager American Numisamtic Association -- David T, Fort Worth, TX, 3/24/2010

An excellent band with incredible talent — extremely professional and fun. I book bands from all over the country every year for our annual conference and Hackberry Road is simply the best! It is amazing the big sound that comes out of just 3 guys. They are just too good for words. They know how to read a crowd and adjust their level and song selections to perfectly match the mood. If I can bring them to another conference, I will do so. They rocked it! -- Shari L, Dallas, TX, 10/21/2009

They were professional and made our party tons of fun. I highly recommend them! -- Scott M, Arlington, TX, 10/2/2009

Hackberry Road played for our wedding this past weekend! They were absolutely amazing!!! There was someone on the dance floor from the first song to the very last. Everyone came up to my husband and me all night long, and said how awesome they are and asked where we found them...I referred them to gig master of course! Hackberry Road helped to make our special day that much more special and we would recommend them to anyone. They played a variety of songs from rock and blues all the way to Texas Country, which was exactly what we were looking for in a band. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is looking for a good band and a good time! -- Ben C, Satin, TX, 4/18/2009

We had nothing but good things to say about the Hackberry Road Band. they worked with us on every part of our wedding. We asked them to learn special songs and they did it without a Hitch. A very Professinal band when it came to taking care of our Wedding needs. They setup early and was willing to stay as long as we needed them. The everyone at the wedding was asking about who they were and how we found them. We would refer them to anyone who is wanting a band. A -- John R, Pilot Point, TX, 10/25/2008

**** CHECK OUT OUR MANY WONDERFUL REVIEWS ON ALL OF OUR LINKED SITES ***

The team providing the talent:

Mark Nesmith

Vocals, Guitar, Drums

Jon Hodge

Vocals, Guitar

Rob Green

Vocals, Bass

Set List

Song List
3 AM - Matchbox 20
8675309 - Tommy Tutone
A Girl Like You - The Smithereens
A Thousand Miles from Nowhere - Dwight Yoakam
All Summer Long - Kidd Rock
Amanda - Waylon Jennings
Amarillo by Morning - George Strait
Beast of Burden - Rolling Stones
Beautiful - James Blunt
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Black Magic Woman - Santana
Boot Scootin' Boogie - Brooks & Dunn
Boy Named Sue - Johnny Cash
Brick House - The Commodores
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Bubble Toes - Jack Johnson
Can't get Enough of Your Love - Bad Company
Chicken Fried - Zac Brown Band
Cold Shot - Stevie Ray Vaughan
Crash - Dave Mathews Band
Crossfire - Stevie Ray Vaughan
Family Tradition - Hank Williams, Jr.
Fast as You - Dwight Yoakam
Feet Don't Touch the Ground - Stoney Larue
Flake - Jack Johnson
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Fool for Your Stockings - ZZ Top
Foxy Lady - Jimi Hendrix
Free - Zac Brown Band
Free Falling - Tom Petty
Gimme Three Steps - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Give It Away - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Good Hearted Woman - Waylon Jennings
Gravity - John Mayer
Gringo Honeymoon - Robert Earl Keen
Hard to Handle - Black Crows
Heaven - Los Lonely Boys
Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's
Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
I Want You to Want Me - Cheap Trick
Into the Great Wide Open - Tom Petty
Keep Your Hands to Yourself - Georgia Satellites
La Grange - ZZ Top
Like it Used to Be - Randy Rogers Band
Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
Love Song - The Cure
Love Struck Baby - Stevie Ray Vaughan
Lover Lover - Jerod Niemann
Lukenbach, TX - Waylon Jennings
Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to be Cowboys - Willie Nelson
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffet
Midnight Rider - The Allman Brothers
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
Neon Moon - Brooks and Dunn
Oklahoma Breakdown - Stony Larue
One Headlight - The Wallflowers
Patience - Guns 'n Roses
Pearl Snaps - Jason Boland and the Stragglers
Play that Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Plush - Stone Temple Pilots
Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan
Push - Matchbox 20
Santeria - Sublime
Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash
Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sunshine of your Love - Cream
Suzie Q - CCR
Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sweet Home Chicago - The Blues Brothers
Sympathy for the Devil - Rolling Stones
Take Me Out to a Dancehall - Pat Green
Thank You - ZZ Top
The Joker - Steve Miller Band
The One I Love - R.E.M.
The Road Goes on Forever - Robert Earl Keen
Wave on Wave - Pat Green
What I Got - Sublime
What I Like About You - The Romantics
Whatever It Is - Zac Brown Band
When a Man Loves a Woman - Percy Sledge
With or Without You - U2
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Wonderwall - Oasis

Influences & Inspiration

ZZ Top, Matchbox 20, Dwight Yoakam, Rolling Stones, Sublime, Pat Green, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Lynyrd Skynrd, Steve Miller Band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stoney Larue, Zac Brown and many more!

Setup Requirements

Indoor staging are typically 16'x12' and can work in smaller areas, Outdoor setup 16'x12' and need solid surface for drum kit. 2- 120volt power circuits preferred. Can use one power circuit if necessary.

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