- About -

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 floor, and dancing until the  downstairs neighbors are banging their brooms on the ceiling. Call him a  throwback if you want, but all Wayne Hancock wants to do, is simply  ENTERTAIN you, and what's wrong with that?

Wayne's disdain for the slick swill that passes for real deal country  is well known. As 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."

“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

- Tour Dates -

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Booking contact can be made here.


October 13

Doug Fir Lounge

Portland, OR

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October 13

Doug Fir Lounge

with Dale Watson

Venue Link

Portland, OR

October 15

State Room

Salt Lake City, UT

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October 15

State Room

with Dale Watson

Venue Link

Salt Lake City, UT

October 17

Black Sheep

Colorado Springs, CO

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October 17

Black Sheep

with Dale Watson

Venue Link

Colorado Springs, CO

October 18

Oriental Theater

Denver, CO

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October 18

Oriental Theater

with Dale Watson

Venue Link

Denver, CO

October 27-28

Continentail Club

Austin, TX

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October 27-28

Continentail Club

appearing solo as special guest with Reverand Horton Heat
Venue Link

Austin, TX

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- Audio -

Kick back and stream a few free tunes from our releases via Bloodshot Records. Purchases are also available through the player.

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