Hank Topless is not a Leprechaun!He does, in fact, despise leprechauns.
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.
His solo albums “It’s So December” (2011) and “Big Black Heart” (2017) have received critical acclaim. Live album “Hank Me Crank Me I’m Dead” is slated for release in Spring 2019.
Losers’ Lounge“The world needs more interesting live music. I got my start in Tucson, and had lots of help over the years from more established Tucson musicians. If I can help another musician, including by giving them a job, I’m going to do it. Maybe it’s a way of trying to give back to my home town.” -HT
Hank’s long-running country / roots variety show, Losers’ Lounge (est. 2014), continues to shine light in dark corners by featuring some of the most effective local, regional, and touring underground musicians.
Inspired by classic variety programs such as the Ernest Tubb and Porter Wagoner TV shows, Hank adds depth (while pushing the envelope) to each episode by featuring guest stars who may be anything but “country.” Typically on second Wednesdays, at Owls Club in Tucson.
Episode 9 (March 2019) will feature easy-listening troubadour Franklin Ross, the dreamy / edgy techno stylings of Snackbirdy, and powerful country blues from Najima Rainey.