Wayne "The Train" Hancock

Wayne "The Train" Hancock

Brent Loveday and the Dirty Dollars, Wolf van Elfmand

Thu, January 18, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$15.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Wayne "The Train" Hancock
Wayne "The Train" 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
Brent Loveday and the Dirty Dollars
Brent Loveday and the Dirty Dollars
Lead singer and guitarist for the punk rock and roll band Reno Divorce, Brent Loveday puts his charm and storytelling lyrics on display with an acoustic guitar. His songs invoke a bygone era while adding a snarl and a wink. Ranging from haunting to toe tapping, he conjures up music for every mood.
Wolf van Elfmand
Wolf van Elfmand
Wolf van Elfmand is an American songwriter and performer based out of Denver, CO. Wolf begun his career in Brooklyn, NY in 2009 when he collaborated with producer Cedar Apffel on his self titled EP. Since then van Elfmand has released 3 full length albums, "Magic to the Lonely" "Wolf Sings" and "The Death of" which span from finger-picking blues to eerie operatic compositions. He is currently completing his latest project, "Real Wolf" produced with Dango Rose of Elephant Revival. Wolf maintains a truly unique style in songwriting while continuing to pay homage to American classics such as Roy Orbison and Mississippi John Hurt. Quirky songs are enhanced by compelling lyrics, witty banter, and disarming charm. Leaving the audience member not sure if they should laugh, or listen.
Venue Information:
Hi-Dive
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
http://www.hi-dive.com/