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While singing his own hilariously politically incorrect songs, Unknown Hinson plays guitar in a style incendiary enough to have Satan himself reaching for the antiperspirant. But don't dismiss him as a novelty act. He's one hell of a talent and has the music to prove it!
Looking somewhat like Dracula's nasty little brother (who spent some hard years drinking and working as a carnival barker for a second-rate freak show), Unknown Hinson translates that vibe to his style of country and western-tinged psychobilly. The band is now touring nationwide, wowing audiences with its outrageous and campy, white-trash persona and freewheeling, sleazy tone.
Hinson’s most recent CD release, "Live and Undead", melds weepy twang, searing guitar riffs and lyrics that speak of love-gone-bad. Recorded at a sold-out show, an enthusiastic honky-tonk crowd sings along with the King on every song. Raucous, theatrical and over-the-top, Unknown Hinson isn’t just for the trailer park set anymore!
Unknown is also gaining international notoriety as the voice of lead character "Early Cuyler" in the popular show from Cartoon Network "Squidbillies" featured on "Adult Swim". The first four seasons were so well received that an immediate green light was given to future seasons.
Friday, October 12
9 p.m. Rhythm & Brews,
221 Market St. (423) 267-4644,