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High Noon
Date of Publication -27 July 2007
Submitted by: kitti
Category: Modern Bands
Country: USA

High Noon formed in Austin, Texas in 1988 through a mutual love of Rockabilly music. They then proceeded to be named Austin's Best Rockabilly Band seven years in a row. During that time they released a multitude of 45s, 78s, CDs and even a 10" disc. They played not only throughout the United States, but in Russia, Scandinavia, Japan, Central Europe and The Canary Islands. They even played at Carnegie Hall with Ronnie Dawson and performed on the Late Night with Conan O'Brien Show in 1994. In 1996, they decided to take a break and do other things.

Since 1996, Kevin Smith played with a wide variety of Austin bands including the Asylum Street Spankers, 8 1/2 Souvenirs, Hot Club Of Cowtown and many others. Sean Mencher moved to Maine where produced bands from New York, Boston and Vermont. He also formed his own group, Sean Mencher and his Pine Tree Three, and performed regularly with Wayne "The Train" Hancock. Shaun Young formed Shaun Young and his Texas Trio, as well as playing drums for the Horton Brothers and another act he helped form, the Jive Bombers. A turning point was when they got together for a reunion at the Viva Las Vegas 2000 festival.

In January of 2002, High Noon went back into the studio with Billy Horton as producer and recorded what turned out to be "What Are You Waiting For?". Soon thereafter, Sean Mencher returned to Austin and High Noon officially got back together.


Show and Dance(LP, 1990)
DOJO Records
Live in Texas and Japan(CD/LP, 1997)
Watermelon Records - CD, Goofin' Records - LP
Recorded during a live radio broadcast in the studio of "KUM-FM" in Austin (TX, USA) on July 23rd 1989, at the "Continental Club" in Austin (TX, USA) on October 26th 1996 and at the "Club Diamond Hall" in Nagoya (Japan) on April 14th 1996.
Glory Bound(CD,1993)
Goofin' Records
This is a compilation of the tracks from HIGH NOON's "Train Of Misery" EP, "Baby Let's Play House" single, "Hold Me Baby" single and "Rocks Me Right" LP plus some added tracks and alternate versions. All traks were originally released / owned by Willie Lewis. On grounds of the friendship between Goofin' Records' owner Pete Hakonen and Willie Lewis, these tracks were pitched to Goofin' for re-release in Europe.
Goofin' Records
Latest studioalbum from High Noon. Great stuff!
Show and Dance Plus(CD, 1998)
Goofin' Records
The legendary first LP plus 5 live bonus tracks, which were recorded live in Helsinki (Finland) in 1991.
Stranger Things(CD, 1995)
Goofin' Records
Available on vinyl in Japan (On The Hill Records, same cover as CD) and in Germany (Crazy Love Recrds, different cover).
Rock Me Right(10'' LP, 1993)
Rock-A-Billy Record Company
Recorded at "The Texas Tube Room", Dallas (TX, U.S.A.) and in Willie Lewis' living room, Denver (CO, U.S.A.).
On tracks "Who Was That Cat" and "Rocks Me Right" features Jussi Huhtakangas aka Lester Peabody of 'The Barnshakers' on steel guitar.
Texas Style(10" EP, 1994)
Exile Records
Features guest musicians: Alvin Crow - fiddle, John Ely - hawaiian steel guitar, Danny Barnes - banjo, Mike Maddux - accordeon, Brent Wilson - harmony vocals

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High Noon Album Reviews

High Noon
Submitted by kitti (01 October 2007)
High Noon formed in Austin, Texas in 1988 through a mutual love of Rockabilly music. They then proceeded to be named Austin's Best Rockabilly Band seven years in a row. During that time they released a multitude of 45s, 78s, CDs and even a 10" disc. They played not only throughout the United...

Articles Where High Noon is Mentioned

Rockin' Daddy O's Rockabilly Ranch Party Online
Submitted by rockitradio (09 June 2007). Topic - Gig Feedbacks
Come tune into Rock-it Radio's latest Rockabilly Show online. It's Rockin' Daddy O's Rockabilly Ranch Party. You can go to tune in by going to the Rock-it Programs page at: and...
8th High Rockabilly
Submitted by kimmo (09 December 2007). Topic - Gig Feedbacks
8th HIGH ROCKABILLY FESTIVAL IN CALAFELL When our plane landed to the Barcelona Airport on the sunny Wednesday morning, the hottest party on earth The 8th High Rockabilly was about to begin. After driving circa...
Interview with Bobby Horton from Horton Brothers
Submitted by kitti (04 March 2008). Topic - Interviews
Rockabilly Bash: When was your band formed? Bobby: Billy and I moved to Austin in the summer of 1996 and put together the first incarnation with Derek Peterson on rhythm guitar and...
The story of rockabilly in Russia... how did it started?
Submitted by kitti (29 December 2008). Topic - Lifestyle
Looking through my archives I found a story written by a Russian rockabilly musician Kirill Prasalov. I asked myself: who else can describe rockabilly in Russian than a person, who belongs to this scene. ...
High Rockabilly 2008
Submitted by dutch (02 January 2009). Topic - Gig Feedbacks
High Rockabilly 2008. Last summer I went for the third time to High Rockabilly in Calafell, Spain. I liked the atmosphere of sun, beach and a lot of rockabilly music. The festival started on Wednesday...
Sean Mencher's Interview, made after the Goofin Records 20th Anniversary Party in Helsinki, 2004
Submitted by mr_key_pee (09 January 2009). Topic - Interviews
It's sad to notice Sean Mencher, the guitar player of the legendary High Noon, is still not a one of the great rock guitar heroes like Jimi Hendrix, Ritchie Blackmore or Eric Clapton. But it's only...
Submitted by catzy (11 July 2011). Topic - Lifestyle
ARRIVING TO SAN ANTONIO AND SAM'S My first impression of Texas was from aeroplane window and it looked much greener than at the Movie Giant. Texans are more relaxed than west coast people and...
Dawn Shipley – Rockin’ from Texas to LA
Submitted by catzy (21 March 2017). Topic - Interviews
I was introduced to Dawn Shipley first time by Little Rachel at Green Bay Rockin’ Fest II at 2005. I remember her red hair and her laid back attitude. It seems to be a Texan...

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High Noon
Album: Texas Style
Song: Red Barn Boogie

High Noon
Song: It's The Beat

High Noon
Song: Let's Go Daddy-o


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