Pier Branch was an Austin TX based band founded in 2003 that featured mostly original music written by songwriter Mark D. Preston. The original lineup included Mark D. Preston (vocals/guitar), Buddy Daniel (vocals/drums), Michael Knight (Vocals/Bass guitar) and Ben Hinderer (vocals/keys).
In 2005 the lineup changed to a 3 piece group with Mark, Buddy and new bass player Bill McCoy. Eventually adding keys again with Dillon Bussard in 2006.
The final Pier Branch lineup included Mark, Dillon and added Joe Tyler on Drums, Dave Ives on Bass, Roger Spayth on Blues Harp and Christina Powers on vocals.
In 2008 Pier Branch was put on the shelf and all members moved on to other projects but the music lives on.
The original album "Pier Branch 2003" still gets favorable reviews from fans as an album that just had a special collection of songs. 2005 brought a 3pc blues/rock album release with "Little Bit Of A Dream", lastly in 2007 the final lineup released "Talk A Little Texas". This page is dedicated to some of the music and memories of Pier Branch. Reunion shows are certainly a possibility.
Thanks to all the Musicians who played a part in the history of this band, and to the loyal fans that supported us!