Wayne Hancock – Shootin’ Star From Texas

MP3: Wayne Hancock – “Shootin’ Star From Texas” from Tulsa, out now on Bloodshot.

If you love “twang” as much as you hate New Country, then you might want to check out Wayne “The Train” Hancock. This new song contains a verse that might as well be his bio:

Lefty and Hank Williams, Lord, they sure could sing
And I wore the needle off my phonograph
I went looking for them when I turned 18
And ever since I’ve worked to hone my craft

I saw Hancock at a small club a few years ago, and I remember thinking it was as close as I’d ever come to seeing Hank Williams. Senior, of course. Critics might blow him off as merely a mimic, but see him live and you’ll be convinced of his authenticity and you’ll realize that this music is alive and just as vital as it was sixty years ago. Wayne Hancock is the real thing.

Live MP3s:

Wayne Hancock – “Double A Daddy”

Wayne Hancock – “That’s What Daddy Wants”

Tour Dates

Sat 06.09.07 Tulsa, OK – JRP Speedway

Tue 06.12.07 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room

Fri 06.15.07 Minneapolis, MN – Lee’s Liquor Lounge

Sat 06.16.07 St. Croix Falls, WI – The Dalles House

Sun 06.17.07 Chicago, IL – The Hideout

Mon 06.18.07 Ann Arbor, MI – Top Of The Park

Wed 06.20.07 Maumee, OH – Village Idiot

Fri 06.22.07 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom Tavern

Sat 06.23.07 Honesdale, PA – Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Festival

Sat 06.23.07 Salt Lake City, UT – Club Deluxe

Sat 06.30.07 Austin, TX – Continental Club

Thu 07.05.07 Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room

Fri 07.06.07 Hemet, CA – Hungry Heart Dick’s Records

Sat 07.07.07 Irvine, CA – Hootenanny

Sun 07.08.07 Hollywood, CA – Safari Sam’s

Tue 07.10.07 San Francisco, CA – 12 Galaxies

Wed 07.11.07 Jamestown, CA – Rawhide Saloon

Fri 07.13.07 Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern

Sat 07.14.07 Portland, OR – Dante’s

Wed 07.18.07 Boise, ID – Alive After Five

Fri 07.20.07 Billings, MT – McCormick Cafe

Mon 07.23.07 Salt Lake City, UT – Club Deluxe

Fri 09.07.07 Austin, TX – Continental Club

Sat 09.22.07 Long Beach, CA – Stampede Festival

2 thoughts on “Wayne Hancock – Shootin’ Star From Texas”

  1. I’ve been wanting to see this guy for a while now. I might have to check him out at the Hideout next week. That is some REAL country music!

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