Earl Hinton and the Jokerz Earl Hinton was born in Burnet, Texas and began playing guitar at the age of 5, and was playing with a band by the age of 16. Earl met Quintin Dubec around this time and Quintin introduced Earl to many of his contacts and friends in the local music scene. One of these contacts led to a great gig for Earl with The Kings Of The Motel 6. After leaving the Kings, Earl played for bands like Wes Hayden, Jackson Taylor, Pete Benz and Takin' Back Texas. He is a country player at heart, but after playing with these various bands, Earl was ready for something different. He took a gig with The Zak Perry Band, some bad ass rockers. Although they were some of the most talented musicians and great guys he had played with so far, Earl felt compelled to return to his roots. He joined back up with Jackson Taylor in early 2008, and had the opportunity to open up for great bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blue Oyster Cult, Billy Joe Shaver and The Kentucky Headhunters. Earl left Jackson in July to do his own thing. He has now moved out to the position of front man, will blow you away with his vocals, and is one of the best bass players around. You can tell just by watching and listening that this is what he was meant to do. He feels very privileged to play with his best friends, Quintin Dubec, Jackie Davis and Kevin Havron. Quintin Dubec was born in Taylor, Texas and got his early start playing drums at the age of 10 for his dad's Czech Polka band. Within two years, he was playing saxophone and by the time he was 17 he had picked up the guitar and piano. His early gigs included long road trips across the country with Lonesome Dove, Blake & Brian, Somewhere in Texas, Pete Benz and various other Texas artists. Later, he played with Nashville recording artists Tracy Byrd and Rick Trevino, allowing him to play shows in Europe. Looking for a change of pace, Quintin joined up with long-time friends Earl Hinton and Jackie Davis to put together something to show off their broad spectrum of talent. On any given night, you can find him playing guitar, sax, piano and singing, sometimes all in the same song. Quintin does it all, and he's so talented he makes it look easy. You can tell by watching him play that music is his one true love. Jackie Davis was born in Richmond, Missouri. He began playing drums at the age of 7, and was actually playing in a band by the time he was 13. Jackie was involved in all school band activities: concert, marching and jazz bands. After high school, he moved to El Paso where the music scene was really happening and he began playing local clubs 5 to 6 nights a week. After several years of playing locally, he took his own band on the road and traveled across 7 states playing clubs, resorts, state fairs and some opening spots for national acts. He moved to Austin in 2002, and since then, he's played with The Kings Of The Motel 6, Dave Jorgenson, Outlaw Underground, Pete Benz and Jackson Taylor. He's now the foundation of the rhythm section for the Jokerz and it's a blast to watch him twirling and throwing his drumsticks, always without missing a beat.
You May Also Like
Page 1 of