Before BR549, before Hank Williams III and Wayne “The Train” Hancock, before The Revered Horton Heat and others, there were the Stray Cats. They were American music’s first retro, throwback band. They were one of the very first bands to make old music cool again.
The Ameripolitan Awards will be marking their 5th year by moving from Austin to Memphis where so much of the music celebrated by the emerging genre originally emanated from. And now one of the individuals seminal to revitalizing the Memphis sound starting in the late 70’s has been announced as one of the main performers for the event.
Rockabilly perennial Brian Setzer has had a long, strange, unique career. To a passive bystander, it may seem like he has disappeared and reappeared over they years to ride one retro craze or another, though in truth he has been in the drivers seat for most of the “crazes” that have afforded his music mainstream […]
On not just a few occasions since I started Free Hank III, I’ve found myself attempting to justify to someone why I think Hank Williams III is such an influential and important musician in country music, and why he and his music is worth fighting for. Sometimes it is in person, sometimes in the comments […]