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"If you want originality, something that still has the bite and twang that drained out of so much country, the sharp cutting wit and the rawness of hard country, then there is there is only one man to see. His name is Hank Wangford." New York Times
Hank Wangford has been performing his special kind of Country music for nearly thirty years, inspiring the likes of Billy Bragg and The Alabama Three. He has also helped make the genre more popular with two ground breaking TV series, ‘Big Big Country’ and ‘The A to Z of C&W,’ several BBC radio series, and two successful books ‘Lost Cowboys’ and ‘Hank Wangford Vol 3 The Middle Years’. The music is ‘tongue in cheek country music’ – his trademark cocktail of ‘misery, melody and raw emotion’ - and any opportunity to experience Hank Wangford should not be missed!
He is available with his band ‘The Lost Cowboys’ - including the mighty Martin Belmont, (ex-Graham Parker, Nick Lowe, Elvis Costello and Johnny Cash) and the pedal steel guitar guru BJ Cole who has played with everyone from Elton John, Brian Eno and Devon Sproule to Richard Ashcroft and the Verve.
He can also perform with sidekick Brad Breath aka Andy Roberts as a formidable duo, or as trio (with Anna Robinson) - or even the Hank Wangford 4! Such varying combinations means Hank can adapt to all sized venues -from intimate spaces to festivals and large venues!
“An emotional rollercoaster ride. From honkytonkin’ heartbroken songs of 1950s and ‘60s rural America via the 1984 British miner’s strike, right up to the present day. Beautifully crafted original songs full of class, wit and poignant observations. We laughed and cried – sometimes at the same time – it’s a privilege to be present on nights like these.” Mike Leigh