The Belleville Outfit Plays Friday at Momo’s
When you at all the influences that define The Belleville Outfit, it’s an endless feast for the ears in heaping servings. From gypsy swing to country, jazz to big band, this Austin-based sextet owns its Americana with boundless energy and zeal, and reels in opportunities to share the stage with big shot fan faves like Lyle Lovett and Ricky Skaggs.
The popularity of the band also lies in the contribution of each musician; a bit of an obvious statement, but considering their backgrounds, it’s a lot to bring to the table. Guitarists and vocalists Rob Teter and Marshall Hood, and bassist Jeff Brown, were high school chums in South Carolina who reunited in Austin for a MerleFest performance. They recruited drummer and percusionist Jonathan Konya and pianist/organist Connor Forsyth from New Orleans, and violinist and vocalist Phoebe Hunt, who was previously performing with The Hudsons. Their experiences on the road, both individually and collectively, have undoubtedly connected them to rich musical heritages across the country.
The Belleville Outfit hits the stage this Friday night at 10 p.m. at Momo’s, 618 W. 6th St., just above Katz’s Deli. Highly recommended, kids.
Additional shout-out for the peeps: There will be several performances that night at Momo’s – rock band Macon Greyson at 7 p.m., indie-Americana artist Ariel Abshire at 8 p.m., folk rockers Yellow Lady Slipper at 9 p.m., and following the Bellville Outfit is singer-songwriter Owen Temple.