Hanna's Reef draws on a diverse musical background to produce an original style they call "Texas Beach Music." A veteran rhythm section provides a rock 'n' roll beat that accompanies the tropical sounds of steel drums and congas. Diaz rounds out each song with his own personal brand of storytelling that has been winning over fans for nearly 17 years.
Named after a popular fishing spot in Galveston Bay, Hanna's Reef was formed by Diaz in the summer of 2002. The band has undergone a few personnel changes since then, the most notable of which saw Diaz switch from a backing vocals/lead guitar role to his current status as lead singer. The current lineup has been together since 2006 and routinely plays more than 100 shows a year. Diaz is joined onstage by Mark Mireles on steel drums and lead guitar, percussionist Bud Byram, drummer Chuck Willingham and Bobby Summers rounds out the band on bass guitar.