Hancock, Wayne - Slingin' rhythm LP
A Wayne “The Train” Hancock album is as refreshing as a beer pulled from a tub of ice on a hot summer’s day; dang if it ain’t always a kick how surprisingly JUST RIGHT it is. 'Slingin’ Rhythm' is just right, a finely honed brand of juke joint rhythm sitting in the sweet spot of American music invention between Country, Hillbilly, Jazz, and Western swing. And while Wayne is indeed a throwback, the funny thing is, the more retro he gets, the fresher he sounds. His songs about the everyday and the every man, with their driving rhythm and live-in-the-momentvibe, have a character and passion that go beyond a particular time.With its emphasis on organic interplay and extended soloing,Wayne and his band drive the centerline between tight and loose. Like a latter day Bob Wills, spontaneously calling out encouragement, or Hank Sr and Ernest Tubb effortlessly knocking out smile (and dance)-through-the-pain Honky Tonk, Wayne Hancock delivers an unvarnished, BS-free restorative.