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Ten Questions with Hank III

 

In Austin, while at South By Southwest, I had the opportunity to interview Hank Williams III, the grandson of the great Hank and the son of Hank Jr. We met at La Sol de La Luna, a mexican restaurant on South Congress Blvd. I found him to be open and intelligent. He didn't make much eye contact but he was engaged in the conversation. Below are the highlights from the 20 minute interview. Click the questions to open your favorite MP3 player to hear his answers. Hank III has a fine new CD called Straight To Hell on Curb Records. Here's the link to the full Freight Train Boogie SXSW '06 Report.
-Bill Frater, pictured below with Hank III (I'm the one on the right)

1. What do you like to be called?

2. When did you find out about who your grandfather was?

3. Who raised you?

4. Do you ever talk to your dad?

5. Did you feel pressured to be a musician like your father and grandfather?

6. When did you start getting into country music?

7. What musicians worked on the album with you?

8. What about the line in "Country Heroes" about getting wasted like my country heroes?

9. Your live sets are a mix of country and rock?

10. Do you think that you sound like your granddad?

 



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