Monday, June 19, 2006

In House #1644: Hank Williams III in Salt Lake City Tonight

Touring in support of Straight to Hell, his third and most recent release, Hank Williams III hits The Depot in Salt Lake City tonight. The newest album is another batch of tunes combining the vocals and retro sounds of his famous grandfather with the themes of his slightly less famous father, those themes mostly being drinking and rambling. Straight to Hell is also another round of country-tinged numbers-- not the kind of country that will get him play on mainstream country radio (and we're all grateful for that)-- but country as opposed to his musical alter-egos as the bassist for the metal act Superjoint Ritual, and the frontman of the hellbilly act Assjack. Needless to say, there's more than one side to Hank III, and his grandpa wouldn't necessarily approve of all of them. Still, his true heart seems to lay in classic country, as his song "Country Heroes," would suggest, name-dropping the likes of Johnny Cash, George Jones, Merle Haggard, and others along the way.

Hank III

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In House #1644.
Airdate: 6/19/06
Focus: Hank Williams III in Salt Lake City tonight, plus new music from Johnny Cash, the Bottle Rockets, and more.

Hank Williams III, from Straight to Hell: "Country Heores" (MP3)


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