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Old 08-03-2006, 01:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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"Wayne Hanc0ck has more Hank Sr. in him than either I or Hank Williams Jr. He is the real deal." —Hank III

Chicago, IlL (PRWEB) July 14, 2006 -- Wayne “The Train” Hanc0ck, the artist who Hank Williams III claims sounds more like his grandfather than he himself does, actually finds a more applicable comparison to the legendary Texan and big-band leader Bob Wills. Hanc0ck's latest release on Bloodshot Records, Tulsa, is a tip of the ten-gallon hat to Wills, who settled in Tulsa, Oklahoma early in his career. As Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys did in the ‘40s and ‘50s, Wayne Hanc0ck takes his show out on the road for more than 250 days out of the year, filling dance halls with uncompromising sets of his infectious brand of Western swing.

Wayne Hanc0ck’s early performances caught the attention of Texas steel guitar legend and producer Lloyd Maines (Wilco, Joe Ely, Richard Buckner, Uncle Tupelo, Dixie Chicks — featuring daughter Natalie), who went on to produce Hanc0ck's stunning debut, Thunderstorms and Neon Signs (1996). The album garnered enough critical acclaim to earn Hanc0ck appearances on two of the nation's best showcases, NPR's “Prairie Home Companion” and PBS’s “Austin City Limits.” Rightfully deemed "the undisputed king of Juke Joint Swing,” Wayne Hanc0ck will kick off a summer/fall U.S. tour on July 21 in Houston.

Tulsa, also recorded by Hanc0ck ally Maines, captures Wayne’s signature “call-outs” to his stellar cast: Eddie Biebel, Dave Biller, Paul Skelton (lguitars), Chris Darrell (doghouse bass), Eddie Rivers (pedal steel guitar), Bob Stafford (trombone) and John Doyle (clarinet).

Hanc0ck, who is, in his own words, “the stab wound in the fabric of country music,” has long been viewed as an anomaly among his country music peers. The Stranger in Seattle called Hanc0ck “one of the last independents.” referred to him as “a rare breed of traditionalist, one who imbues his retro obsessions with such high energy and passions that his songs never feel like the museum pieces he’s trying to preserve.” And No Depression put it best: “Anyone this authentic has a lot to offer in these unauthentic times.”

Wayne Hanc0ck - Swingtime

Unauthentic times indeed, let me know if you enjoy it
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