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Hank Williams Jr., Dan Auerbach Collaborate on New Blues Album

Hank Williams Jr. will spotlight his affinity for the blues on a brand new album produced by Dan Auerbach. Wealthy White Honky Blues, the Nation Music Corridor of Fame member’s first album since 2016’s It’s About Time, arrives June 17. Auerbach recorded the album dwell with a backing band that included Kenny Brown, Eric Deaton,…

Hank Williams Jr. will spotlight his affinity for the blues on a brand new album produced by Dan Auerbach. Wealthy White Honky Blues, the Nation Music Corridor of Fame member’s first album since 2016’s It’s About Time, arrives June 17.

Auerbach recorded the album dwell with a backing band that included Kenny Brown, Eric Deaton, and Kinney Kimbrough, capturing a dozen tracks. Amongst them are Williams’ takes on songs made standard by Robert Johnson, Lightnin’ Hopkins, R.L. Burnside, Muddy Waters, and even his personal work. It’s a constructing block of Williams’ sound in addition to that of his father, who realized to play guitar from blues singer Rufus “Tee-Tot” Payne in Alabama.

“The blues is the place all of it comes from,” Williams mentioned in a press release. “It’s the beginning of every thing musical in my household; every thing begins with Tee-Tot and flows from there. I’ve all the time flirted with this stripped again blues – all the best way again to the ‘80s. However I lastly made an album that’s simply that, and I prefer it.”

Bocephus publicizes the LP with “.44 Particular Blues,” a tune that’s been via totally different iterations over time; Williams renders it as a lonesome, acoustic blues quantity. It’s the acquainted trope of a wayward girl and an excessive menace of violence. “If you happen to carry on whoring, I’m gonna get my Gatling gun,” he sings.

Williams was inducted into the Nation Music Corridor of Fame in 2020. The controversial singer’s “All My Rowdy Buddies Are Coming Over Tonight,” which had served because the theme music for Monday Evening Soccer since 2017, was changed with Little Richard’s “Rip It Up” when the pandemic hit. The track was beforehand taken off the weekly broadcast in 2011 after Williams likened then-President Barack Obama taking part in golf with John Boehner to “…Hitler taking part in golf with [Israeli Prime Minister] Benjamin Netanyahu.”

The announcement of Williams’ newest musical endeavor comes with unhappy information: His spouse of 31 years, Mary Jane Thomas, died on Wednesday.

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