Wayne Hancock

Wayne Hancock

Lester Coalbanks and The Seven Sorrows, Old Heavy Hands

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

Tickets at the Door

Wayne Hancock
Wayne Hancock
"Wayne Hancock has more Hank Sr. in him than either I or Hank Williams Jr.  He is the real deal."   - Hank III

"Hancock, who tosses out a roots mix of old country, roadhouse blues, western dance swing, boogie bop, and straight-up rockabilly, takes what was once old and makes it seem like it's always been and always will be."---allmusic.com
“The country music scene could do with a lot more characters like Wayne, who push the music’s limits while staying truer to its roots than any well-known names associated with the genre today.” – Slug Magazine
Since his stunning debut, Thunderstorms and Neon Signs in 1995, Wayne “The Train” Hancock has been the undisputed king of Juke Joint Swing--that alchemist’s dream of honky-tonk, western swing, blues, Texas rockabilly and big band. Always an anomaly among his country music peers, Wayne’s uncompromising interpretation of the music he loves is in fact what defines him: steeped in traditional but never "retro;" bare bones but bone shaking; hardcore but with a swing. Like the comfortable crackle of a Wurlitzer 45 jukebox, Wayne is the embodiment of genuine, house rocking, hillbilly boogie.

Wayne makes music fit for any road house anywhere. With his unmistakable voice, The Train’s reckless honky-tonk can move the dead. If you see him live (and he is ALWAYS touring), you’ll surely work up some sweat stains on that snazzy Rayon shirt you’re wearing. If you buy his records, you’ll be rolling up your carpets, spreading sawdust on the hardwood, and dancing until the downstairs neighbors are banging their brooms on the ceiling. Call him a throwback if you want, Wayne just wants to ENTERTAIN you, and what's wrong with that?

Wayne's disdain for the slick swill that passes for real deal country is well known. Like he's fond of saying: "Man, I'm like a stab wound in the fabric of country music in Nashville. See that bloodstain slowly spreading? That's me."

Little known fact: Wayne is the only Bloodshot artist to have had their CD taken aboard a space shuttle flight.

"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 desperately to preserve." —AllMusic.com
Lester Coalbanks and The Seven Sorrows
Lester Coalbanks and The Seven Sorrows
The sounds of true Honky Tonk and Western Swing may not climb the charts these days but the vacuum left behind by the lack of live performances by the likes of Bob Wills and Buck Owens is crying out to be filled.

Luckily, Lester Coalbanks has arrived to help you empty that glass, dry those tears and lift your boot heels. Backed by the sweet sounds of The Seven Sorrows, a crack backing group comprised of decorated veterans of barroom balladry and rising stars of soulful swing, Mr. Coalbanks will leave you hard pressed to stay sober and in your seats.

Look for upcoming appearances of Lester Coalbanks and The Seven Sorrows at venues throughout the Triangle in the coming months and join them in the toe tapping revival of a music born out of the pasture lands of Texas and the hills of Appalachia to be suckled to maturity on the tears and triumphs of working men and women everywhere.

Put down those Solo cups and raise a glass to real Country Music!
Old Heavy Hands
Old Heavy Hands
They say appearances are everything, but in the case of North Carolina's tattooing troubadours, Old Heavy Hands, appearance is a livelihood. The unassuming trio comprised of Nate Hall, Larry Wayne and David Self are crafting some of the finest southern music. Old Heavy Hands lives just as comfortably on the record shelf next to Willie Nelson or Neil Young as it does between Lucero and Wilco.
Venue Information:
Local 506
506 W. Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC, 27516
http://www.local506.com/