• The only other guy who has more Hank Williams in him than me is Wayne ‘The Train’ Hancock...Very few people can be real purists, but Wayne is a purist all the way.

    — Hank Williams III

The legendary Big Bill Broonzy once said, 'Blues is a natural fact, is something that a fellow lives. If you don't live it, you don't have it.' Although his new album Ride isn't the classic blues of Big Bill, Muddy or B.B., enduring honky tonk powerhouse Wayne 'The Train' Hancock has made an album of a similar attitude, and with enough grit and hardluck narrative to validate his own unique brand of cathartic blue-collar escapism. Produced by Wayne and his longtime producer/collaborator Lloyd Maines (Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, Dixie Chicks, Joe Ely), Ride further cements Wayne's life-long calling ['All I want to do is play the Joints 'til the day I die'] as a modern-day traditionalist through his signature melange of roadhouse blues, hepcat boogie, rockabilly, and juke joint swing.

As Hank III once said, 'Wayne Hancock has more Hank Sr. in him than either I or Hank Williams Jr. He is the real deal.' Ride is built on a vibe that is at once more direct and personal than those of his previous Bloodshot releases Viper of Melody (2009), Tulsa (2006), Swing Time (2003), and A-Town Blues (2001). 'The album is an organic reaction to life's challenges ... these are not sad songs,' the South TX native said of his 8th overall album and 5th for Bloodshot.

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