Hank 3 goes for double barreled actioin.
Monday, July 29, 2013
– Hank Williams III is going for double barreled action. Hank 3 will release a double country album, "Brothers of the 4x4," and a single punk album, "A Fiendish Threat."
Recording in his own home and releasing music on his own label, the Megaforce distributed Hank3 Records, allowed Williams complete creative control during the four month period it took to make both records.
Tour dates are:
Aug. 24 Austin, TX @ The Austin Bat Fest
Aug. 25 Ft. Worth, TX @ Rail Club
Aug. 26 Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
Aug. 27 Lawrence (KC), MO @ Granada
Aug. 29 Sauget, IL @ Pops
Aug. 30 Ft. Wayne, IN @ Pierre's
Aug. 31 Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
Sept. 1 Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
Sept. 2 Pittsburgh, PA @ Alter
Sept. 4 Lancaster, PA @ The Chameleon
Sept. 5 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Sept. 6 Richmond, VA @ National
Sept. 7 Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
Sept. 8 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
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Ghost to Ghost/Guttertown
Free at last, free at last, thanks God almighty, he is free at last. After years of self-proclaimed indentured servitude to Mike Curb - a period that saw III hawking F*** Curb T-shirts at his shows and encouraging fans to download his albums for free - Hank III has finally shed his contractual obligations to the man and label that reined in his diversity and vision over the past decade. In other words, III is now legally doing all the things that he's done for years in middle-finger defiance »»»
Call it hellbilly, deathneck or thrashgrass - any way you spin it, but don't think ol' Hank done it this way. His grandson Hank III, however, has developed a fervent following of fans that appreciate those niche genres' unlikely blends of country, shock rock and metal. And while it's certainly not the same old tune, his last six major label releases (and a spattering of bootleg compilations) have added new layers to the Williams family's musical legacy. »»»
The turbulent 14-year relationship between Hank Williams III and Curb Records ends with this release, and while Williams certainly seizes the opportunity to take one last jab at Curb he also delivers some good tunes on his way out the door.
He kicks it off with Getting Drunk And Falling Down, a straight ahead honky tonk tune in which Williams begins to take a serious look at the consequences of his lifestyle ("Getting drunk and falling down has taken it's toll on me/ I like living life »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: With or without band, Isbell satisfies
Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all. In Jason Isbell's case, though, when he performed with just his wife and fiddler Amanda Shires, it was more about substitution than subtraction.... »»»
Concert Review: Grammy nominations aside, Yola, Kiah are the real deal
Grammy nominations do not make the artist, but Yola and opener Amythyst Kiah underscored time and again on this night that the honors were well deserved.
In fact, Yola and Kiah's other group, Our Native Daughters, are nominated in the same category - Best American Roots. Yola has three other nominations as well.
The clear winners... »»»
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