Tag: Hank Williams

The stars come out with Chris Stapleton

Saturday, 19 March, 2016 0 Comments

Brief bio: Chris Stapleton is a 38-year-old Kentucky singer-songwriter who has written a series of chart-topping hits for other artists — Adele recorded If It Hadn’t Been for Love — and is married to fellow country singer Morgane Hayes. His debut solo album, Traveller, was an instant hit and his musical alliance with Justin Timberlake has spread his fame far beyond Nashville. The voice contains the souls of Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett and the songs are filled with the longing and loss that hallmarked the work of Hank Williams and Johnny Cash.

“Everybody’s got a friend of a friend
Somebody that can get you in
Begging angels for a sin
In a game that we’re all playing
You and I, we’re gamblers holding cards that we can’t see
And I’m betting on you, you’re betting on me.”


Wednesday, 15 July, 2015 0 Comments

“Take these chains from my heart and set me free
You’ve grown cold and no longer care for me
All my faith in you is gone but the heartaches linger on
Take these chains from my heart and set me free.”

Hank Williams, written by Fred Rose and Hy Heath

chains and chairs

Bon anniversaire D. L. Menard!

Saturday, 14 April, 2012

Doris Leon “D. L.” Menard was born on 14 April 1932 in Erath, Louisiana. He started playing guitar at 16 and Hank Williams, whom he once met, became a huge influence on his music. Menard modeled La Porte En Arrière (“The Back Door”) on Williams’ Honky Tonk Blues, and it has been covered by dozens of Cajun bands and by artists such as Kate and Anna McGarrigle. Backed here by L’Angélus, Menard performs his most famous song in his native Erath. Bon anniversaire!