July 17, 1996 |
Traditional country singer Wayne "The Train" Hancock and rockabilly trio Russell Scott and the Red Hots offered some gritty slices of life Monday night at Linda's Doll Hut. In his earnest, thoroughly enjoyable two-hour set, Hancock, a 30-year-old based in Austin, Texas, used his love and knowledge of traditional hard-core country to transport us to a bygone era.
December 2, 1997 |
Waylon Jennings once posed a rhetorical question in song, by way of throwing a barb at the reigning slickness in contemporary country music: "Do you think Hank done it this way?" More than any singer alive, Wayne Hancock can answer a resounding "yes." The raw-voiced little Texan's second album picks up where he left off on his 1995 debut, "Thunderstorms and Neon Signs," championing the themes and style of Hank Williams Sr., with some Jimmie Rodgers thrown in for good measure.
September 6, 2001
Gigi, "Gigi," Palm Wayne Hancock, "A-Town Blues," Bloodshot Hal Ketchum, "Lucky Man," Curb Love as Laughter, "Sea to Shining Sea," Sub Pop Roger McGuinn, "Treasures From the Folk Den," Appleseed Murder City Devils, "Thelema," Sub Pop Orbital, "The Altogether," ffrr/London/Sire Joshua Perahia, "Something to Say," M&K The Residents, "Icky Flix," East Side Digital Stanton Warriors, "The Stanton Session," XL Sunset Valley, "Icepond," Barsuk 3 Mustaphas 3, "Play Musty for Me," Omnium Caetano Veloso,
September 9, 1999 |
* The Family Values Tour, featuring Limp Bizkit, right, with Fred Durst, Filter, the team of Redman and Method Man, Primus and System of a Down, comes to the Arrowhead Pond on Oct. 23. Tickets go on sale Saturday. . . . Jimmy Page joins forces with the Black Crowes Oct. 18-19 at the Greek Theatre. Tickets are available Sunday. . . . Tickets go on sale Saturday for two shows by the Pet Shop Boys, Oct. 30 at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre and Nov. 1 at the Universal Amphitheatre. . . .
August 11, 1994
"Chippy," which premiered this year in Philadelphia, is a theatrical production based on the diaries of a prostitute who worked the Texas Panhandle in the 1930s. "Songs From Chippy" is one of the best albums of the year in country music, or any other genre. It brings together one of the most accomplished fraternities of singer-songwriters in the United States, the Austin, Texas, old-buddy network centered around Joe Ely and Butch Hancock.