Hank 3

The recent news that’s come out about Hank 3 is a flood of amazing. First of all, on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, he is releasing FOUR new post-Curb era CDs. He wants to come out of the gate strong and his creativity has apparently been a flowing. The first is a double-disc set of his country that we all know and love called Ghost to a Ghost / Guttertown. Guest appearances include the mythical Tom Waits on the haunted “Fadin Moon” from Guttertown and on the Ghost to a Ghost title track, Alan King of Hellstomper, Les Claypool of Primus fame and beyond, Dave Sherman, Troy Medlin and Hank3’s dog, Trooper. Also is the much anticipated release of his ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) album and a release called Cattle Callin, a mix of speed metal woven in and around actual cattle auctioneering.

With the great news of the releases, comes news of a tour. He’s beginning in the South and heading West. Confirmed dates are on his site: http://www.hank3.com/tour.htm

And the absolute greatest thing about all this news is how it pertains to ME. So, we’re going to start with Muddy Roots (read below, it’s gonna be epic) on Saturday and Sunday, then we’re going to drive down to Atlanta on Monday to see Hank 3 live at The Masquerade and then on Tuesday all four of his new CDs come out so we have something to listen to on the drive home (or possibly be able to get them at the gig on Monday so he can sign them?! fingers and toes crossed!).

Want a preview? Check out the recent live Hank 3 shows on YouTube:

4 thoughts on “Hank 3

  1. I remember the first time I heard Hank 3. I was mesmerized. I went out and bought the two albums he had out at the time, showed to a friend who was all about country, and she told me that it wasn’t country and it was garbage. She said that about Slim Cessna’s Auto Club too. I didn’t take anything she said to heart and I have been listening to both ever since, country or not.
    I’ll have to mark the 6th on my calendar.

    1. Me too! I heard “I might get drunk and rob a bank” and I was hooked. I didn’t grow up on country or have any idea of what it was other than my Kenny Rogers Gambler cassette (which I still love). Hank 3 changed it all for me. Now I’m into tons of fantastic music nobody knows about (yet!).

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