111 East 6th Street
Newport, KY, 41071
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is all ages
The UNtold Story of Unknown
While singing his own hilariously politically incorrect songs, Unknown Hinson plays guitar in a style incendiary enough to have Satan himself reaching for the antiperspirant. But don't dismiss him as a novelty act. He's one hell of a talent and has the music to prove it!
Looking somewhat like Dracula's nasty little brother who spent some hard years drinking and working as a carnival barker for a second-rate freak show, Unknown Hinson translates that vibe to his style of country and western-tinged psychobilly. The band is now touring nationwide, wowing audiences with outrageous and campy, white-trash persona and freewheeling, sleazy tone.
Hinson’s most recent CD release, "Live and Undead", melds weepy twang, searing guitar riffs and lyrics that speak of love-gone-bad. Recorded at a sold-out show, an enthusiastic honky tonk crowd sings along with the King on every song. Raucous, theatrical and over-the-top, Unknown Hinson isn’t just for the trailer park set anymore!
Unknown is gaining international notoriety in the 14-34 demographic as the voice of lead character "Early Cuyler" in the popular show from Cartoon Network - "Squidbillies". The first four seasons were so well-received that an immediate green light was given to future seasons. Check website for dates and time slots.
Unknown Hinson is an international winner in the Independent Music Awards for his alternative Country track "Torture Town" from the album "Target Practice".
Unknown Hinson is also a featured artist for Reverend Guitars, representing them in many issues of Guitar Player magazine. A signature Unknown Hinson guitar is currently part of Reverend's celebrity instrument lineup. Full page interviews and photos of Unknown are in March and April 2012 issues of Guitar Player, and on guitarplayer.com www.reverendguitars.com
Upon his first performance at Rockabilly Revival, an annual festival in Austin, Tx, Rockabilly Magazine named Unknown Hinson as their "Find of the Year" www.rockabillymagazine.com
Check out YouTube for thousands of videos from various sources featuring the King of Country Western Troubadours.www.youtube.com/unknownhinson
Live interviews with Unknown Hinson along with his music are broadcast nationally on XM Radio's National Lampoon channel. (XM 154 along with FM radio partners).
Sirius XM - Outlaw Radio has Hinson's tunes in regular rotation. The Bob and Tom show (Indianapolis/Chicago), the Regular Guys (Atlanta), along with Los Angeles' KIIS
Ric Hickey is a wildly adventurous guitarist with a unique style that seamlessly blends Country, Blues, Jazz, Bluegrass and Rock with untethered humor and a deep reverence for American roots music and songcraft. Keith Richards meets Willie Nelson meets Frank Zappa.
A fixture on the Cincinnati, Ohio music scene for nearly 3 decades, Ric Hickey has been heralded as one of the finest guitarists the city has produced. While Hickey's blazing electric guitar playing is frequently compared to the work of Adrian Belew, Angus Young, and Jimmy Page, his acoustic instrumentals slash and sparkle with a wholly unique approach that has been compared to Leo Kottke and Michael Hedges. Hickey's acoustic vocal tunes cleverly blend Chicago Blues, New Orleans' Jazz, Kentucky Bluegrass, and the more traditional Country & Western sounds of Nashville, TN and Austin, TX.