Hank Williams, Sr. —Hank Williams, Jr. Like father, like son? Well, yes and no. Both were rebels but in their own fashion.
Hank, Sr. transformed country music by writing songs that have transcended time—songs like “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” that can still silence a crowd and give pause.
A show playing the Riverside Resort on Wed-Sun, Sept 21-25, could very well be the result of one guy not being able to pick just one thing he wanted to be when he grew up. Or should we say, when he didn’t grow up because Frank Olivier maintains an extremely irreverent, fresh attitude that is usually beaten out of most adults.
Led Zeppelin was at one time considered “the biggest band in the world,” because of their ground-breaking take on rock and roll. English rockers Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham got together in 1968 and proceeded to take the hard rock genre by storm performing for filled-to-capacity arenas all over the US and the UK. The band’s heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues, and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition as one of the progenitors of heavy metal, though their unique style drew from a wide variety of influences.
A generic karaoke story of a couple of decades ago oft times includes a group of friends, some alcohol, and a dare. After getting well-oiled, this troupe of revelers wanders into a bar that just happens to be featuring karaoke. Mysteriously, one of the compadres’ names appears on the list of singers—the victim of a conspiracy. After some prodding by his “friends”, the target takes up the dare to belt out his favorite Toby Keith song.