Wayne Hancock is one of the true stars of the Lone Star State. There's a popular bumper sticker in Texas that says, "I'm not from Texas but I got here as fast as I could." Well, Hancock's music kind of has the same effect. You may not like country music, you may not think you like country music, but then you hear the man's rockabilly sensibility and his Hank Williams twang, and all those years of hating on country music? Melted away. Get there as fast as you can. You'll be greasing your hair and painting flames on the side of your car any day now. If nothing else, the steel guitar will have you at "Howdy." If you can't make Friday, he's also playing Saturday night at the American Legion in Byron. With Joe Buck Yourself--country's version of Marilyn Manson--and Bitch and Brown.
Fri., Oct. 24, 9:15 p.m., 2008