Hank III Releasing Long Gone Daddy in April

Curb Records have set an April 17th release date for the new Hank III Project 'Long Gone Daddy.' Here is what they had to say about it:

"Tidy" is not a word often associated with the against-the-grain work of Hank III, but it's a fitting way to describe the way "Long Gone Daddy" packages up a full-bodied sampling of his career, style and influences.
Due April 17 on Curb Records, this 10-song collection could have been titled "Long Gone Granddaddy" for the shuffling country blues flavor of not just the Hank Williams covers but of much of the batch.

Grandpa's contributions, title track "I'm A Long Gone Daddy" and "Neath A Cold Gray Tomb of Stone," are complemented by fiddle and steel-drenched songs written by generations he influenced, including Merle Haggard ("The Bottle Let Me Down"), Johnny Cash ("Wreck of the Old 97") and Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson ("Good Hearted Woman").

The singer-songwriter Hank Williams influenced most on this record, at least is Hank III, whose remarkable vocal, including yodeling sendoff on the title track, would have been just right on a circa 1950 Grand Ole Opry or Louisiana Hayride stage.

A collection of six previously unreleased recordings and four resurrected from prior releases, the album is an exclamation point on the style and mood of Hank III's 1999 "Risin' Outlaw" breakthrough and acclaimed follow-up "Lovesick Broke & Driftin'."

As "This Ain't Montgomery," a lament of the state of modern country, states: "Hank Williams is dead and he ain't comin' back here again."

True, of course. But he'd be proud of his grandson.

Track Listing:
1) I'm A Long Gone Daddy
2) Sun Comes Up
3) The Bottle Let Me Down
4) Wreck Of The Old '97
5) Neath A Cold Gray Tomb Of Stone
6) The Wind Blew Cold
7) Good Hearted Woman
8) This Ain't Montgomery (with Joey Allcorn)
9) What They Want Me To Be
10) If The Shoe Fits (Shuffle Mix)

Hank III CDs, DVDs and MP3s

Hank III T-shirts and Posters

Hank III CDs, vinyl and rarities

Share this article




News Reports

Latest Rock News Stories

Sammy Hagar Slams Van Halen For Blocking TV Performance

Guns N' Roses Reunion Unlikely Says Former Member

Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, QOTSA Members Form Supergroup

Iron Maiden Expand North American Tour

Former Megadeth Guitarists Guest On Prog Album

Mike Portnoy Shows His Skills On Hello Kitty Drum Kit

Halestorm's Lzzy Hale Answers Ghost's Call For Nuns

Rammstein Suggest They Are Working On New Music

Rush Release Trailer For Forthcoming R40 Live Release

Godsmack May Make 'Drastic Turn' In Style On Next Album

Soft Machine's Karl Jenkins Becomes 1st Welsh Composer To Be Knighted

The Ocean Stream Epic 13-Minute Track 'The Quiet Observe'

The Wonder Years and Motion City Soundtrack Announce Split Release

Paradise Lost Announce 'Symphony For The Lost' Release

Alexisonfire's Farewell Show Set For Limited Edition Release

Slayer's Kerry King Doesn't Regret 'Moment Of Noise' For Hanneman

Physicist Says Gazpacho Album Could Collapse The Universe

Steve Miller Reacts To Rock Hall Nomination

CCR's John Fogerty Says He Tried To Reconcile With Brother Tom

Dan Reed Network Lineup Change Ahead Of Tour

Black Stone Cherry Recording New Album

Saxon Streaming New Song 'Queen Of Hearts

Annihilator Release 'Snap' Video

Bob Dylan Talks Songwriting With Artificial Intelligence Computer

Yes Announce Spring Tour Of Europe

Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen Credit Fans For Rock Hall Nomination

The Treatment Ink Deal For New Album

Ex-Pain Of Salvation Star Kristoffer Gildenlow Crowdfunding New Album

Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt Doubts Return To Earlier Style

Blues Star Robben Ford Admits He Almost Went Pop

Subscribe to Day in Rock Report by Email

Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2015 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.

Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.