Sonoran desert born and bred. Acoustic, sometimes electric, nobody knows when, doesn’t matter why. Progressive hybrid of hard 60’s Nashville and early country blues, with a generous helping of outlaw country for good measure. Ask a hipster. Ask your elders. Will and do travel.
Made the rounds of local radio and TV…sat in with the great Les Paul (October, 2005)…had breakfast at 1AM with the inimitable Kinky Friedman, after opening for him in Tucson…was the diva Linda Ronstadt’s gardener. Others with whom I’ve shared stages include the Split Livers, Reverend Payton’s Big Damn Band, Al Perry, Junior Brown, and Calexico.
Seasoned entertainer with an appetite for risk. Sad songs, bad songs, death songs, love songs, get-lost songs, come-back songs, weird songs. Moody, mercurial, shoots too much from the hip, whatever. Deal with it, you’ll be glad you did.
Then, there’s HANK TOPLESS BAND: full-service hard-country honkytonk blues featuring Loren Dircks on guitar, Dave Roads on bass, Freddy Parish on drums, Big Jake on pedal steel. Since adding Jake in the Fall of 2016, the sound has really expanded…we’ve done some really fun shows, including our very successful (sold-out) tribute to Merle Haggard for Lonely Street Productions, and a blast opening for Junior Brown at the Rialto in Tucson, June 2016. Hire this band. We’ll split your audience up into little pieces.
New solo acoustic album “Big Black Heart” to be released mid-February 2017, on Lonesome Desert Records. Also, 2 songs featured on Lonesome Desert release “Tucson Country Blues Vol. 1.”
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