Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Rocktober XIX

He's sleazy, he's scary, he's every womern's favorite nightmare...  who else could it be but the undead king of country western troubadours, Unknown Hinson!  

Unknown (named after his father) growled to life on an early 90s public access show in Charlotte, North Carolina. He had supposedly just gotten out of prison at the time, having been sentenced to a 30-year term for various offenses, from murder to grave robbing. When the show ended, Unknown continued performing live concerts and has now released several albums.

His sound is a mix of country and metal, with more than a little humor tossed in. He tours relentlessly and has paired up with several other psychobilly acts, such as The Reverend Horton Heat and Hank Williams III, who has a tattoo of Unknown on his bicep. Although he pokes a lot of fun with his over-the-top image and show, he's actually an excellent guitarist and songwriter. It is tough being undead and in-demand, though, so here he is to tell you all about it:

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