• FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD – Go here friends!

    Posted by on February 16, 2013

    Enjoy “Slumber Party” on the House… It’s super easy.


    Posted by on April 30, 2012


    Southern Backtones La vie En Noir

  • Zombie Fashion Show & Tornadoes

    Posted by on April 25, 2012

    Hello friends,

    The Stage seems to be set for an interesting weekend…


    Looking like some big storms might erupt in the Panhandles Thursday evening and I intend to be there.  So far I’ve wrangled 7 tornadoes this season… well, 1 actually wrangled me. It was a nightmare!  No matter how fast i ran, no matter how many cuts i made, the tornado kept coming until…. In case you havent seen the footage on BBC, The Weather Channel, CNN, FOX.. and all the rest, here it is.

    ***Allow me to apologize for the language, the blasphemy and the idiocy.  My co-pilot was Murphy, and his laws were in full swing.


    Assuming i don’t rehash the BS above, I’ll be playing guitar at Cafe Brasil underneath dinner conversation.

    $3.00 Beer night – 9:30PM-11:30


    - Zombie Fashion Show – Improve Zombie Surf music by me and Calvin Stanley (Pale) – Screening of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD – Free Cupcakes


    I’ve got to zip up to Willis TX for a patio acoustic performance at…

    ZACH’S – Crawfish, Barbeque and Music – Noon-3PM


    Back in Houston at Avant Garden – Calvin -vs- Hank $2:00 Beer Night – Acoustic Songwriting Improv (excuse to drink for free) – 9:00PM-1AM


    netflix in bed… 2PM-2AM (dont call me, phone will be off)

    If you have not heard Southern Backtones new Album “La Vie En Noir” here it is…

    Thanks for all the support guys… see you in Oz!

  • NEW RECORD now on iTUNES

    Posted by on February 22, 2012


    La Vie En Noir is now available on iTunes.

    We have combined Roots, Surf, Punk, Disco, and cinematic Spaghetti Western elements to bring you an all new sound.  Depart from the Parisian red light district to Baja Mexico. From there, take back roads through Arizona and Colorado into the Stormy Great Plains.  Eventually it will all end in Houston Texas… unless you choose to hit replay.

    With all our hearts, please enjoy.



    Posted by on January 15, 2012

    Friends, We are finally finished and ready to release La Vie En Noir! 3 years in the building will crescendo on Feb 11th at The Capitol at St. Germain in Downtown Houston TX with performances by Southern Backtones featuring Jo Bird from Two star Symphony, Johnny Falstaff, Emily Bell, John Evans and Craig Kinsey of Sideshow Tramps. Following the music will be a Midnight showing of Honky Tonk Blood. We hope this will be a night for you to remember! Dress to the nines, or come as you are you hobo.

  • New Single DIVE-DISCO MISFITS available now!

    Posted by on September 15, 2011

    “DIVE-DISCO MISFITS”  is a tribute to the dive bars in Montrose and the beautiful woman fledged in them… Find out what exactly made them jump?
    click here to download on iTunes!!!!


    Posted by on June 29, 2011

    Alright, Tornado season is over and I’m chomping at the bit to strap on my Gretsch and hit the clubs. Bagged 8 tornadoes this year including the catch of my life… A ghostly tornado materialized in front of my camera, danced and whirled, twisted and floated within 75 yards of me, blew me a kiss and got the hell out of Dodge.  Dig this…

  • Tornado Season

    Posted by on May 18, 2011

    Southern Backtones instruments will remain in cases for the next 6 weeks so that Hank can do THIS!!!

    A whirl-wind of performances shall resume in late June.

  • HONKY TONK BLOOD in Marble Falls TX

    Posted by on March 15, 2011

    On Saturday, March 26th Indie feature film Honky Tonk Blood will show in the vintage Uptown Theater in scenic Marble Falls TX in an old town square nestled between limestone canyonlands and granite outcroppings.

    After the showing, film stars, Johnny Falstaff, John Evans and Hank Schyma will perform an acoustic set.
    Make the drive out and join the Honky Tonk Blood cult in its infancy.

    Buy Ticket here:

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  • “BANDERA” New Single released

    Posted by on February 5, 2011

    It’s a little bit Spaghetti Western and a lot Rock-n-Roll. “Bandera” the new single is available now everywhere, on the Honky Tonk Blood soundtrack! Ride along shotgun in the tour van as the Backtones paint an homage to life on the road with John Evans Band. (Sidenote: There are 7 titles of John Evans songs planted in this song, happy hunting.)