- 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.


November 23

Dosey Doe

The Woodlands, TX

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November 23

Dosey Doe

The Woodlands, TX

November 24

Whiskey Business

Forth Worth, TX

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November 24

Whiskey Business

Forth Worth, TX

December 07

Tin Roof

Charleston, SC

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December 07

Tin Roof

Charleston, SC

December 08

Neighborhood Theatre

Charlotte, NC

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December 08

Neighborhood Theatre

Charlotte, NC

December 09

Exit In

Nashville, TN

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December 09

Exit In

Nashville, TN

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