by Robert Bell
WAYNE HANCOCK, BONNIE MONTGOMERY
8 p.m. Maxine's. $12.
Listen to enough of Wayne "The Train" Hancock's music and you might just stop caring altogether about any country or rock 'n' roll that came along after, say, 1960. Hancock is one of those characters who truly seems like he was beamed in from another era, and certainly not one of these yahoos who decides he really likes whatever and goes out and buys the costume for it.
Allmusic's Steve Huey called Hancock "that rare breed of traditionalist, one who imbues his retro obsessions with such high energy and passion that his songs never feel like museum pieces he's trying desperately to preserve." That about says it.
Don't miss this show if you're into any combination of the following: Hank Williams, Lefty Frizzell, most of the Sun Records roster, white lightnin', unfiltered cigarettes, cruising down a country highway late at night with the top down and a bellyful of Dexies and so forth.
Arkansas's own honky-tonk songstress extraordinaire Bonnie Montgomery opens the show.