Wayne the Train Hancock

Wayne the Train Hancock

BandCountryAmericana

Waynes music can be described as Honky Tonk, Rockabilly, Juke Joint, Hillbilly Swing.

Biography

Wayne has been called "the master of Hillbilly swing," a "roots Renaissance man," a "country singer's country singer" and "Hank Williams meets Gershwin." But the phrase most frequently echoed throughout his career is "Wayne Hancock is the real deal." Joe Ely said it, Hank Williams III said it, Bobby Koefer from the Texas Playboys said it, as have countless music fans and writers when referring to Hancock's authentic and original blend of honky tonk, western swing, blues and big band that he calls "Juke Joint Swing".

Since his stunning debut, Thunderstorms and Neon Signs, in 1995, Wayne has been 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 jukebox 45, Wayne is the embodiment of genuine, roof-raising, music that defies genres and expectations and just plain delivers the goods with a kick in the butt and a twist of the hips.
With the blacktop as his muse, there is perhaps no more apt ambassador for the open road than Wayne. No surprise, since the two spend so much time together: Wayne routinely tours 200 plus days a year in his trusty van. Bringing his traveling Juke Joint Revival to every town between Portland, Maine and Portland, Oregon. Wayne and his band can turn any club into a dance hall where tables and chairs are an outright hindrance.

Discography

Tulsa, 2006 Bloodshot Records
Swingtime, 2003, Bloodshot Records
A-Town Blues, 2001, Bloodshot Records
South Austin Sessions , 2003 Bloodshot Records
Wild Free and Reckless, Ark 21
That's What Daddy Wants, Ark 21
Thunderstorms & Neon Signs 1995
* Wayne is played on Sirius and XM Radio consistently.*

Set List

Typical set list varies 50/50 of covers by Hank Williams SR, Hank Thompson, Johnny Horton, etc to his original songs. Wayne has an endless "Mental Set list", If they fans aren't requesting the next song, he feels out the audience to decide which song is best at that time. A natural entertainer.