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Honky Tonk Tuesdays with Wayne 'the Train' Hancock, Special guest Adam Lee Band - 1/21
at City Winery Chicago
- 6:00 PM
- 8:00 PM
About Wayne Hancock
Wayne Hancock is that rare breed of traditionalist, one who imbues his retro obsessions with such high energy and passion that his songs never feel like museum pieces he's trying desperately to preserve. Hancock is most often compared to Hank Williams, and he can indeed be a hardcore honky tonker, but there's more to him than that: he also displays a genuine affinity for stomping rockabilly, Western swing, blues, and old-timey country à la Jimmie Rodgers. Plus, he also throws in the occasional pop standard in the manner of Willie Nelson's classic Stardust album. Hancock's devotion to classic country sounds, coupled with his strong aversion to the Nashville hit-making machine, earned him an ardent following among alternative country fans (from both the country and rock sides of the movement), as well as a fair amount of critical acclaim.
About Adam Lee
In the world of a working musician there is no greater constant than the road. Few know this better than Adam Lee, the road worn songwriter who offers an original spin on that classic country sound. Most recently, he has relocated to Chicago to join the cast of the Tony Award winning Million Dollar Quartet, portraying the Man in Black, Johnny Cash. At times both progressive and traditionalist, with the release of his sophomore album, 'When the Spirits Move Me,' Lee touches on many of the elements of a life dedicated to ramblin', and his basement baritone perfectly presents the highs and lows of life on the road. From wild nights in far away towns, to barroom brawls and goodbye kisses, he expertly explains the travelling life. All with the swingin' shuffles and country flair of your favorite 45's.