Wayne Hancock Breaks Camp w/ Matt Thomas

Wayne Wayne “The Train” Hancock has announced that he has a new lead guitar player, and his name is Matt Thomas. Matt replaces James Hunnicutt who toured with Wayne for a stint, and will be playing with the Hard Money Saints on the West Coast in September.

Matt Thomas is from Austin, and the word from the few shows he’s played with Wayne has been positive. Since superpicker Eddie Biebel left, the lead guitar position in Wayne Hancock’s band has been one of flux. But no picker Wayne has yet to pick up has lacked in quality.

Below you can see Matt with Wayne in Denton, TX on 8/21/09, playing the Hank Williams tune “My Sweet Love Ain’t Around” . The video isn’t the best quality, but the guitar cuts through well:

Wayne Hancock September Tour:

  • Sept 04 Dallas, TX –Granada Theater
  • Sept 05 Crowell, TX –Crowell Texas 2nd Annual Country Jam
  • Sept 06 Oklahoma City, OK —The Conservatory
  • Sept 09 Saybrook, IL — Shady Nook
  • Sept 10 Chicago, IL—-Heartland Cafe
  • Sept 11 Ft. Wayne, IN —Foelinger Freimann Botanical Conservatory
  • Sept 12 – 13 Bowling Green, OH—- Black Swamp Arts Festival
  • Sept 16 Pittsburgh, PA—-Diesel Night Club
  • Sept 17 Wilmington, DE—- Mojo13
  • Sept 18 Brooklyn, NY—Public Assembly
  • Sept 19 Long Branch, NJ—-The Brighton Bar
  • Sept 20 Arlington, VA— IOTA
  • Sept 23 Knoxville, TN—–4620 Revinented
  • Sept 24 Murfreesboro, TN—-Wall Street
  • Sept 25 Montgomery AL—Union Station Train Shed