Monday, January 30, 2017

CD Review: Austin Hanks Is Joined By Billy Gibbons On New "Alabastard" Album

Singer/songwriter Austin Hanks recently released his brand new studio album titled "Alabastard." It is his first album of new material in over a decade, but Hanks has kept himself busy, performing songs for the FX series "Sons Of Anarchy," writing music with Gibbons for ZZ Top's latest album "La Futura" and making an appearance in the Hillary Swank movie "You're Not You." The new album was produced by Grammy winner David Bianco and features the sweet guitar work of Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top.
Hanks' new 13-song release begins with the slow country blues of "Toughest Part Of Me" as his music and words find there way into your heart. Then he displays the great, emotional song-writing of "Delta Torches" as the music carries on that huge, classic country/rock feel. The Texas boogie-shuffle of "I'll Go Crazy" and the electrifying guitar solos on "Bone, Muscle & Blood" showcase the excitement that Hanks pours into his music with help from a star-studded support cast, which includes members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Heartbreakers and Jeff Beck's band.
A​ustin Hanks will be opening for ZZ Top on their latest U.S. tour which runs from February 18th to March 17th. For a complete list of live dates and to find out more about his new album "Alabastard," please visit

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