On January 1st, 1953 Hank Williams died in the back of a Cadillac convertible in a gas station in Oak Hill, West Virginia. He had recorded thirty-five singles, eleven of which became Billboard No. 1 hits. Of those thirty-five songs he released to the public, Hank Williams managed to revolutionize the country music genre in just five short years.
Since then artists of every shape and form have been paying tribute to Hank Williams, starting with Hawkshaw Hawkins who was supposed to open for Williams at the show in West Virginia as he played “I Saw the Light” in his honor.
Whether or not you’re a Hank Williams fan, a music history fan, but definitely a country fan, Boston band Girls, Guns, and Glory is playing their annual Hank Williams Tribute Show at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge at 4 p.m. on January 1st, 2012. The tickets are $15 in advance and $15 at the door and are available here.
Girls, Guns, and Glory have recently found success at the Boston Music Awards as the best Americana act but this foursome of well-dressed and talented young guns extends beyond the 617 area code. The band’s been touring consistently through the North East and South for years and has an upcoming stretch in Europe this March. The band’s newest album, Sweet Nothings, is modern country and rockabilly with a folk-rock shake. All in all, this band is young, but one that has a commanding live presence and talent for miles.
Girls, Guns, and Glory’s Hank Williams Tribute Show at the Lizard Lounge on January 1st, 2012 at 4 p.m. is a show you don’t want to miss.