The South Florida Blues Society Presents Chris Cain with Terry Hanck | Saturday, Mar. 23, 2013 |
Chris Cain's jazz-tinged, blues soaked guitar and deep, warm vocals have the maturity and authenticity of bluesmen many years his senior. His expressive style is the result of a lifetime of study and the relentless pursuit of music mastery. His passion and intensity are a blend of his mother's Greek ancestry and his father's soulful black heritage.
Cain was raised on stories of his father's childhood upbringing on Memphis' Historic Beale Street and attended his first B.B King concert at the tender age of three. Blues music played continuously on the home stereo and family outings were often trips to concerts. Cain recalls, "I remember when I was a kid, my Dad would be mowing the lawn with the stereo blasting Muddy Waters. When I look back, that was pretty cool! There was always music playing at our house, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Freddie King, Albert King, all the greats."
No Cover For South Florida Blues Society Members...Non Members May Join at the Door
Tenor Sax Man, Singer and Songwriter, Terry Hanck is a Rare Breed-- a Triple Threat Musician.
"Hanck wails like a big dog on sax and vocals..." -Paul Libertore, Marin Independent-Journal
"The cover of this disc states "Greasy Soul Rockin' Blues" and for once, there is truth in the advertising. This is the kind of stuff that the King Record label was built on - the kind of records you used to hear all day long in the 1950's to early 1960's... the 66 year-old Hanck is playing and singing with energy level of musicians several decades younger. His brawny tenor sax calls out like a voice in the wilderness, one minute soothing your soul and the next beckoning you to the dance floor. Equally impressive is his singing throughout the disc. This one is a party from start to finish. The joy and passion that Hanck brings to this project will win you over. When you add in the outstanding contributions of his band, it is easy to see why I include Look Out! among the handful of exceptional recordings I have heard so far this year. It may be old school but it sure sounds good !!!!"
-Mark Thompson, BLUES BLAST MAGAZINE/Chicago, August 2011.