We're an upbeat four piece American Roots band out of Austin, featuring fine pickin', male and female vocals, with interests ranging from Monroe to Leadbelly, Hank Williams to Hot Rize, Bob Wills to Blue Highway, and Scruggs to Johnny Rodriguez. Make yourself at home, give us a listen, and come on out to a show.
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Old Home Place, Live at New World deli
“The high lonesome at Ma Ferguson’s Historical Texas Governor's Mansion.. Perfect beauty. One Eye Open was the epitome of friendly professionalism and I dare say virtuosic in their beautiful renderings of the Bluegrass repertoire.Tunes by Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley and even a Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Blues sing along.”
- Russell Allen Zech (December 2017)
“I hired One Eye Open for a corp customer party for a Tradeshow happening in Austin. They were fantastic! They offered great music that fit our BBQ vibe. Super easy to work with and professional on site. On time and easy going. Great value for the price. I highly recommend them!
“One Eye Open played our ArtWalk Festival last weekend in Fayetteville, Texas and absolutely made the ambiance! Live acoustic Bluegrass, great vocals, perfect banjo, fiddle, guitar and bass, and down home appeal. Our artists and attendees fell in love. They are already on the ticket next year.”
- Jeanne Schilling, Executive Director, Arts for Rural Texas
"Awesome Band and Great to Work With: We had One Eye Open play for our wedding and everyone loved it! They were so accommodating and easy to work with and truly cared about making our day memorable. They are a talented group of people, sounded great, and crowd really enjoyed them. One Eye Open was a large part of what our wedding an unforgettable event. Highly recommend!"
- Kimberly Tesarek (Event Date: May 6th, 2017)
"We had a wonderful experience hiring One Eye Open for the first time. They were professional, prompt and played fantastically - we got a ton of compliments! We will definitely hire them again in the future."
-Kimberly Olson (BodyBusiness)
"Thank you for playing at our wedding! Everyone I spoke to loved the music and thought you all did an amazing job. Your music really set our ceremony apart from other weddings we've been to and gave the "vibe" we were shooting for.”
- Casey Shroyer
"We love having Max Zimmet and One Eye Open to play out at the Cidery! Their bluegrass and country music always creates just the right ambience for our taproom and puts everyone in a great mood!”
- Lindsey Peebles, Texas Keeper Cider