Hang Rounders, The Threadbarons
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
"Wayne Hancock has more Hank Sr. in him than either I or Hank Williams Jr. He is the real deal." - Hank III
"Hancock, who tosses out a roots mix of old country, roadhouse blues, western dance swing, boogie bop, and straight-up rockabilly, takes what was once old and makes it seem like it's always been and always will be."---allmusic.com
"The country music scene could do with a lot more characters like Wayne, who push the music's limits while staying truer to its roots than any well-known names associated with the genre today." – Slug Magazine
Since his stunning debut, Thunderstorms and Neon Signs in 1995, Wayne "The Train" Hancock has been the undisputed king of Juke Joint Swing--that alchemist's dream of honky-tonk, western swing, blues, Texas rockabilly and big band. Always an anomaly among his country music peers, Wayne's uncompromising interpretation of the music he loves is in fact what defines him: steeped in traditional but never "retro;" bare bones but bone shaking; hardcore but with a swing. Like the comfortable crackle of a Wurlitzer 45 jukebox, Wayne is the embodiment of genuine, house rocking, hillbilly boogie.
Wayne makes music fit for any road house anywhere. With his unmistakable voice, The Train's reckless honky-tonk can move the dead. If you see him live (and he is ALWAYS touring), you'll surely work up some sweat stains on that snazzy Rayon shirt you're wearing. If you buy his records, you'll be rolling up your carpets, spreading sawdust on the hardwood, and dancing until the downstairs neighbors are banging their brooms on the ceiling. Call him a throwback if you want, Wayne just wants to ENTERTAIN you, and what's wrong with that?
Wayne's disdain for the slick swill that passes for real deal country is well known. Like he's fond of saying: "Man, I'm like a stab wound in the fabric of country music in Nashville. See that bloodstain slowly spreading? That's me."
Little known fact: Wayne is the only Bloodshot artist to have had their CD taken aboard a space shuttle flight.
"A rare breed of traditionalist, one who imbues his retro obsessions with such high energy and passions that his songs never feel like the museum pieces he's trying desperately to preserve." —AllMusic.com
New country done the good old way since 2015. The band members' pedigree reads like a who's who of Denver dive-bar hero musicians (featuring members of The Legendary River Drifters, Dudebabes, The Knew, Ned Garthe Explosion, CrushCraze, Bangtel), but what comes across in the music is four mountain men manifesting Johno Roberts' tales of his native Tennessee and his observations on a changing Colorado.
Hang Rounders' music is best heard on a dance floor, where it is allowed to do its work and get you movin', singin', and bringin' (your sister).
Their newest songs, "June Bug" b/w "Shaky Hands," out on 7 inch vinyl in December 2018, were produced at Mighty Fine Productions in Denver, CO with engineer Colin Bricker, and feature guest musicians Mark Shusterman (Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats) on keys and the most excellent Jennifer Jane Niceley on backing vocals.
"Undeniably American roots music at its finest." -- Brett Callwood, Westword
"The band really impresses with a rockin' country sound with dashes of soul and Southern rock that might've come straight out of the 1970s." -- Kelly Gregory, Country Music People
"Outta Beer, Outta Here has both a stamp of grade-A quality and the rough-and-tumble that makes it sound good." -- Rachel Cholst, No Depression
"His lyrics have the directness and heart-wrenching details of legendary country songs." -- Steve Graham, Thirst Colorado
3 time losers of "Colorado's Best Country Band" award from Denver's Westword.
With three singer-songwriters from different backgrounds you’d expect the ThreadBarons’ to be a mishmash of genres, directions, and voices. And it is. But the mixture works in a way that each member’s influence is heard, creating a kind of progressive roots rock. Their style draws from folk, rock and roll, blues, honky tonk, and countless others, not thrown together, but carefully woven with vocal harmonies and affecting lyrics. Especially in live shows, the ThreadBarons strive to create a distinctive, genuine sound and a bona fide performance. “If the ThreadBarons' moniker is a play on the word ‘threadbare,’ it fits the weathered Americana made by the Denver quartet . . . the act takes a well-worn, no-bullshit approach.” - Jon Solomon, Westword Magazine. Comprised of Dan Sidor (drums /vox), GS Harper (guitars and vox), Pete Gillispie (Guitars,mandolin&vox), and Dan Putrino (bass&vox), the ThreadBarons are a Colorado band with a Colorful sound.