HONKYTONK COUNTRYBLUESPRESS KIT
Based in Tucson, AZ, country blues singer / songwriter Hank Topless has shared stages with and / or provided support for: Junior Brown, Kinky Friedman, Joe Ely, Pete Anderson, Al Perry, Skip Heller, Robbie Fulks, Jim Goad, Tom Walbank, Scott Biram, Jesse Dayton, Split Livers, Al Foul, Gary Stockdale, Whitney Rose, Kevin Daly, Reverend Payton’s Big Damn Band, Calexico, Les Paul, and many more. Finalist in multiple iterations of yearly “Best Of Tucson,” in the country music category.
Growing up on a ranch in central Arizona, there was a lot of country music on the radio. After quite a few years playing obscenely obscure underground rock ‘n roll, Topless “went country” around 1990. He masterminded the obscure, “all-star” Tucson underground-country group Topless Opry (2000-2004)- their album “No Phoenix Blues” (2002) achieved minimal notoriety for its bold, honkytonk-style cover of Lou Reed’s “All Tomorrow’s Parties.” His solo albums “It’s So December” (2011) and “Big Black Heart” (2017) have received critical acclaim. Upcoming albums “Easy Listening For The Hard-Hearted” and “Hank Me Crank Me I’m Dead” (live solo) are slated for release in Fall 2019.
Losers’ Lounge will return from summer hiatus on September 11, 2019. Episode 13 will feature mellow, melodic songs from Tucson singer / songwriter Eugene Boronow. Episode 14 (October 9) will feature Marta DeLeon. Episode 15 (November 13) will feature electric blues from Austin Counts.