Our post earlier this week about Alan Munde doing shows with The Two High String Band may have left an incorrect impression about the status of The Alan Munde Gazette. Munde says that band is still going strong, even while he does occasional shows with his Austin, TX music buddies.
“The Alan Munde Gazette is my mainest gig. Billy and others are the Two High. I did record with them and I do some dates, although there are other banjo players – like Gerald Jones – who have done a gig or two as well. It is an interesting happening in the music biz that for musicians to make a living – those that want to anyway – they have to do as much as possible.
In Austin anyway, the musicians all play in several different configurations. It’s kind of a fascinating story to me.”
Alan tells us that his “retirement” from the faculty of South Plains College has found him as busy as ever. On top of working shows with Alan Munde Gazette and Two High String Band, he spends time doting on his grandson, fixing up his house just south of Austin, and running his mail order business, Alan Munde’s Banjo College.