Hank Williams Tribute CD Release Party / KRCB-FM Benefit
at the Mystic Theatre September 21, 2019 at 8pm
On September 21, we celebrate the music of Hank Williams, with the release of a new 2CD set, The Songs of Hank Williams: a compilation of Northern California musicians.
The CD is a fundraiser for KRCB-FM, Sonoma County’s NPR affiliate.
Hank would have turned 96 on September 17, and plays a big role in the upcoming PBS series, Country Music by Ken Burns.
Ken calls Hank the “Hillbilly Shakespeare”.
For the Mystic show, we have an all-star backing band, The Driftin’ Cowpokes, that will be led by Kevin Russell and features Rick Cutler on drums,
Tim Sarter on bass, Paul Shelasky on fiddle, Sean Allen on pedal steel. CD contributors performing will include:
The Pulsators ~ Timothy O’Neil ~ Dave Hamilton ~ Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally ~ Dirty Cello ~ Solid Air ~ Ring of Truth Trio ~ 3 Acre Holler ~ Sarah Baker ~ Paul Riley & Jonathan Burnside ~ Steve Pile
Heartwood Crossing ~ Jeff Falconer ~ Buzzy Martin ~ Bobby Lee ~ Michael Stadler ~ Doug Blumer & Nancy Irish ~ Doug Jayne and Jim Corbett (Mr. Music) will perform and co-host.
Tickets are only $10 and available in person at The Last Record Store in Santa Rosa, online at Mystic Theater, or by calling KRCB FM at (707) 584-2020 and donating to KRCB’s Fall Fundraiser.
Musicians that contributed to the CD, but are not able to make it to the Mystic on the 21st include David Luning, Royal Jelly Jive, Nate Lopez, Easy Leaves, The Ruminators and Joanne Rand.
Complete album track listing can be viewed here:
The Songs of Hank Williams is the 13th CD produced by Jackalope Records since 1996 to benefit KRCB FM
My friend, Johnny Otis wrote a sweet intro to the liner notes of out first CD, “Connections”.
Here’s what it looked like:
Be talking to you,