Wayne “The Train” Hancock (full band!) – Tickets – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA – October 17th, 2017

Wayne "The Train" Hancock (full band!)

Wayne "The Train" Hancock (full band!)

The Rock-A-Sonics

Tuesday October 17, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

GA $20 | Premier $20 | Premier Plus $20

This event is all ages

• Full dinner and drink menu available

• The Premier Plus section is a raised area with great views and reserved seats and tables. There is a dedicated server for faster service

Wayne Hancock
Wayne Hancock
"Wayne Hancock has more Hank Sr. in him than either I or Hank Williams Jr.  He is the real deal."   - Hank III

"Hancock, who tosses out a roots mix of old country, roadhouse blues, western dance swing, boogie bop, and straight-up rockabilly, takes what was once old and makes it seem like it's always been and always will be."---allmusic.com

“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

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, and dancing until the downstairs neighbors are banging their brooms on the ceiling. Call him a throwback if you want, Wayne just wants to ENTERTAIN you, and what's wrong with that?

Wayne's disdain for the slick swill that passes for real deal country is well known. Like 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."

Little known fact: Wayne is the only Bloodshot artist to have had their CD taken aboard a space shuttle flight.

"A rare breed of traditionalist, one who imbues his retro obsessions with such high energy and passions that his songs never feel like the museum pieces he's trying desperately to preserve." —AllMusic.com
The Rock-A-Sonics
The Rock-A-Sonics
The Rock-A-Sonics are a rockabilly band from the Washington, DC/Maryland area. They first got together intending to play a single show -a Buddy Holly tribute in early 2014. But things went so well they decided to become a band and The Rock-A-Sonics were formed. The rhythm section, upright bassist Louie Newmyer and drummer Tom Bowes, had played together for years in various bands including The Peashooters and J.P. McDermott & Western Bop. Looking for talent for their annual Buddy Holly show, Louie and Tom had heard about a gifted "rockabilly kid" outside of Frederick, Maryland and eventually tracked down nineteen year old singer/guitarist, Willie Barry. Willie, who had already been performing for several years around Frederick, agreed to sing on the show. Eric Hurtt was recruited next on lead guitar. Eric excels in the Grady Martin/Scotty Moore style of guitar pickin'. At rehearsals, Willie surprised his more seasoned bandmates with his knowledge of all things Elvis. Not only did he know every Elvis song and own all of his movies, but he could tell you who played on each recording. They bonded instantly and their common enthusiasm for rockabilly, country and early rock 'n' roll was strong and seamless. The Rock-A-Sonics were born and eager to do more.

In short order, the Rock-A-Sonics have been getting bigger and better shows and turning heads whenever they perform.
They are currently recording at Vinylux studio and hope to have something out soon.
Venue Information:
Jammin Java
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180