As a member of the award winning J.D. Hinton Band, Agabus traveled the United States and abroad sharing the stage with such diverse musical luminaries as Alabama, Marty Stuart, Vince Gill, America, and .38 Special. The band also made numerous national television appearances and was the cover story in an issue of the Texas based, Performance Magazine. As a result of the band’s musical versatility and “take no prisoner” approach, they were signed to RCA Records with Barry Beckett and Larry Lee assuming production reins. Following a name and label change, the band, now The Coyote Brothers, continued to write, record, and play live, before going their separate ways in 2004 to pursue individual projects.
As a songwriter, Agabus has been honored with ASCAP’s Live Performance Award of Merit and has had songs recorded by Reba McEntire, Diamond Rio and Linda Davis, among others. He also wrote or co-wrote all but one song on the two critically acclaimed records released by The Coyote Brothers.
In early 2006, Agabus released his first solo effort, titled “It Ain’t Easy Bein’ Me.” The Americana rooted record features not only Agabus originals, but interpretations of songs penned by the masters including Townes Van Zant, Guy Clark, and John Prine.
A new, yet untitled Agabus solo effort is scheduled for a summer, 2013 release. In the meantime, monthly digital downloads will be made available via distribution outlets including itunes.
Agabus's first published book of poetry/prose was released in the fall of 2008. It is titled, "Van Gogh's Other Ear" and is available at numerous locations including barnesandnoble.com and amazon.com.