June 13: Wayne ‘the Train’ Hancock at the Last Day Saloon

Every word sung by Wayne ‘the Train’ Hancock sounds like it’s emitting from a broken speaker in a tiny AM radio in the corner of an all-night diner. When horses take on Hancock’s tone, we call it “whinnying”; when Hancock himself does it, we call it “genius.” Responsible for the great road song “Thunderstorms and Neon Signs,” Hancock is also behind this bit of unforgettable stage banter: “This is a song about drinkin’ and drivin’. Who out there likes to go drivin’ drunk?” (Icy silence, no one raises a hand.) “Aw, no one likes to admit it . . . but hell, it sure is fun!” Marvel at how he strums his guitar with no pick for over an hour, and gets caught up talking about hot rods on the street outside, when Hancock plays on Sunday, June 13, at the Last Day Saloon. 6:30pm. $15–$18. 707.545.2343.

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