“Happy Father’s Day,” Wayne Hancock said, “unless you didn’t know. Then nice surprise!” With that, Wayne and his band launched into an instrumental during their recent appearance at Hill Country in DC.
The Dustbowl Revival and Hot Club of Cowtown have joined forces for their Across the Great Divide Tour, underway now, where they will perform songs from the first two albums by The Band, as well as some of their own material. The Across the Great Divide Tour lands locally at The Barns at Wolf Trap for a matinee show and for an evening show on Saturday, Feb. 2.
If Hank Williams were alive today, he’d be 94 years old. It’s unlikely he’d still be making music, and, even if he were, he probably wouldn’t sound very much like the young Hank Williams. On Wednesday evening, the closest you could get to a vintage Hank Williams show was seeing Wayne “The Train” Hancock perform his style of traditional country at DC’s City Winery.
Wayne “The Train” Hancock released Slingin’ Rhythm, his most recent album, via Bloodshot Records in 2016. He’s coming around to play his catalog at City Winery on Wednesday, Sept. 5, and there’s only a handful of tickets remaining!
“Choke My Chicken.” So goes the refrain of “Farmer Brown/Chicken Reel” from Lyle Lovett’s album Natural Forces (2009/Lost Highway). Lyle and His Large Band played the song early in their set Friday during their annual appearance at Wolf Trap. If anyone in the audience didn’t already know that Lyle is a bit, shall we say, unconventional, this song certainly tipped them off.
The unmatchable Lyle Lovett will perform at Wolf Trap on Friday, Aug. 10, and limited tickets are still available!