Hector Ward & The Big Time is an original 8 piece band saturated in Rock, Blues, Funk/Ska and Afro-Cuban Roots. The Big Time commands many genres and Ward uniquely infuses his Cuban Heritage into the Bands sound. Based in Austin, Texas members include: Ward on Guitar and Vocals, Allison Rose on backup vocals, Mike McGurk on Drums, Scott “Beardmo” Beardsley on Bass and Shane Keenan on Guitar. The horn line, known for enthusiastically leaving the stage and taking the music into the audience, includes Joseph Morrow on trumpet, Houston Rawls on Tenor Saxophone and Ben Taylor on Trombone.
Ward is proud to have worked with Legendary Producer and Friend, Bob Johnston.
The band has shared the stage with: Eric Burdon & The Animals, The Zombies, Christopher Cross, Gary Clark Jr., Black Joe Lewis and The Honey Bears, Ruthie Foster, Brownout, Del Castillo, Bob Schneider, W.C.Clark, Ian McLagan, Carolyn Wonderland, George Porter Jr., Dennis Quaid, Malford Milligan, Ben Kweller, Red Young, Stanton Moore Trio, Ozomatli, Eric Tessmer, Shiny Ribs, Papa Mali, Tommy Taylor, Van Wilks, Tommy Shannon, Uncle Lucius and Bill Carter.