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Hank III and The Damn Band, Attention Deficit Domination, & The Bar Ranch!

Hanks Williams the 3rd is a force to be reckoned with, he's one of the hardest woking guys on the biz. Having seen him and his gang of outlaws on many occasions he still amazes me every time. To break it down for you... upon entering the Showbox at the Market on Tuesday night you see the posted set TIME, which simply states HANK 3 8:00-12:00 and they are not lying. Last year he at least took a ONE 5 minute break, but only on the side of the stage. This year he didn't even do that. He started at 8 o'clock on the spot and ended at midnight on the spot, but he dosn't stop there. As soon as the last song ends he sets down his guitar, turns off his gear, chugs a bottle of... you be the judge, and jumps off the stage to meet all his fans. And I do mean ALL of them.
This years Hank III show included 4 different set from 4 different music genres. Starting with the seemingly crowd favorite cuntry set from "Hank 3 and The Damn Band" Featuring way too much gear for one stage plus 6 badass musicians. Now I love me some stand up bass and Hanks got it but he seems to have a different bassist ever year and my fav hasn't donned his stage in YEARS. That being said fiddle player, David McElfresh seems to have been around for quite a few tours now and for good reason. He kills it & brings soooo much energy to the stage! Banjo player  Daniel Mason seems a bit shy and held back on stage but still plays his ass off. Unfortunately The drummers gets stuffed behind a wall of amps, and to top it off... the kits is clear acrylic and glowing green, My favorite! Last but not least Andy Gibson on the steel guitar brings a dark mysterious vibe to the stage.
The cuntry set lasts about 2 hours or half the show, being the brightest and most engaging of his sets. This time around 3 really spanned his discography from Hank Sr. covers all the way to his brand new double disc "Brothers of The 4X4". Throughout the night the music gets heavier, the lights get darker, and the crowd gets thinner... but the energy never dissipates! The musicians on the other hand do. After That Damn Band leaves the stage and a slight outfit and gear change, 3 starts in with a little Hellbilly and Punk rock from his other new record "A Fiendish Threat" to set the fucker off! Then another hat and gear change, the lights go out and AttentionDeficit Domination hit the stage with nothing but the glow of a little green light and a little doom metal. Last up for the night, the masked men of 3Bar Ranch take stage and send us home! 
Not many shows start the evening with a fully packed house and get smaller and more intimate as the night goes on. So don't just take it from me, next time 3s around your town... go check it out, and be sure to stay till the end and shake the mans hand yourself. I always do! And we have a mutual respect for each other as I am always the only photographer that shoots the whole show. We thanks each other for sticking around till the bitter end! So cheers Hank, its humbling to be in your presence! until next time...
 

BUCK IT!

 

Hank Williams III, Hank3 and The Damn Band, 10.22.2013, Showbox at the Market, Seattle, WA.

 

Daniel Mason, Hank3 and The Damn Band, 10.22.2013, Showbox at the Market, Seattle, WA.

 

Andy Gibson, Daniel Mason & Hank Williams III, Hank3 and The Damn Band, 10.22.2013, Showbox at the Market, Seattle, WA.

 

Hank Williams III, Hank3 and The Damn Band, 10.22.2013, Showbox at the Market, Seattle, WA.

 

Hank3 and The Damn Band, 10.22.2013, Showbox at the Market, Seattle, WA.

 

Hank Williams III, Hank3 and The Damn Band, 10.22.2013, Showbox at the Market, Seattle, WA.

 

Hank Williams III, 10.22.2013, Showbox at the Market, Seattle, WA.

 

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