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It’s coming July 8!!
THE TERRY HANCK BAND
FROM ROADHOUSE TO YOUR HOUSE – LIVE!
(TVR/Vizztone Music Group)


Acclaimed sax man/soul singer Terry Hanck's rollicking new live album! Recorded at the 2015 California State Fair, with Chris "Kid" Andersen at the producer controls, and special guest Jimmy Pugh (Robert Cray, Etta James, Chris Isaak), on piano and organ.  

Terry Hanck proves that sax and soul are still the rage. He just won the 2016 Blues Music Award for "Best Horn." In 2014, he won the ISC Award (International Songwriting Competition) in the BLUES Category and in 2012 swept both the Blues Music Awards and the Living Blues Award for "Best Horn."

"With a voice as golden as an Olympic champion on a podium (Tahoe Onstage)," the silver-haired saxophonist, singer, bandleader and songwriter, was born in Chicago and after many years in California, is now south Florida based. The tall, tan Hanck knows it is good to live in a world of classic New Orleans R&B, steamy strolls, gorgeous soul ballads and West Coast jump blues. Joined by his solid sender bandmates—Johnny “Cat” Soubrand (the sizzling master guitarist celebrating his 12 year anniversary with Terry), and the tight rhythm section of long-time drummer Butch Cousins and bassist Tim Wagar--Terry has never lost his unbridled enthusiasm and fearless youth---in his playing, singing, songwriting or his warm personality. He has travelled from his hometown of Chicago to Southern California to the Bay Area and finally to the southeast coast of Florida; from the 1960s Berkeley-based Grayson Street Houserockers to ten years with the great Elvin Bishop. He has led his own band for over 28 years, creating classic songs that ache with yearning, explode with joy and keep the young and the young at heart on dance floors across America and around the world.

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Terry Hanck 2016 BMA Award for "Best Horn"!!!

Many thanks to all for this honor. We had a ball with y'all in Memphis!

-Terry


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Click here to read Terry's feature!

Living Blues Magazine
, Issue #231

Vintage Guitar Magazine
, Sept. 2014


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Terry Hanck's new CD,
Gotta Bring It On Home To You (Delta Groove)
is nominated in the 2014 Blues Blast Magazine award for
"Soul Blues Album of the Year"!

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Terry Hanck has won first place for songwriting in the BLUES category in the International Songwriting Competition, announced May 9. The winning song (judged by industry folks -- Tom Waits and Alligator Records owner Bruce Iglauer were two) is "I Keep On Holdin' On" from the Delta Groove CD LOOK OUT!

...... INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION (ISC) ANNOUNCES 2013 BLUES WINNERS http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/winners [read the press release here]

May 9, 2014 - - The International Songwriting Competition (ISC), widely recognized as the most prestigious and respected songwriting competition in the world, has today announced its 2013 winners. Out of almost 20,000 entries from 120 different countries, Blues artists and songwriters Terry Hanck, Al Reed, and Haakon Hoeye and William Troiani have earned First, Second, and Third Place wins in the Blues category.

"the songwriting competition to take note of..." - New York Times


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2014 - 35th Blues Music Awards


Very humbled and proud to be nominated in the 2014 Blues Music Awards "Best Horn" Category!


Thank you for supporting me and the Band! We will keep on bringin' it!
Vote here!


We have been working hard on our new 2014 album, which will be titled:
GOT TO BRING IT ON HOME


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Living Blues Awards
2012 - 19th Annual Living Blues Awards
Critics' Poll Most Outstanding Musician (Horns) - Terry Hanck
http://www.livingblues.com/inside-living-blues/living-blues-awards.html


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Congrats to Terry, 2012 Winner
33rd Annual Blues Music Awards
"Best Horn"



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The Blues Foundation Announces 33rd Blues Music Award Nominees
Online Voting and Ticket Sales Open December 13

Awards to be held in Memphis on May 10th 2012


Memphis, TN (December 13, 2011) - The Blues Foundation is pleased to announce the nominations for their annual Blues Music Awards, which the international organization will present at the Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis, TN, on May 10, 2012. The Blues Music Awards are universally recognized as the highest accolade afforded musicians and songwriters in Blues music. The annual Blues Music Awards ceremony is the premier event for Blues professionals, musicians, and fans from all over the world. The focus of this celebration is to recognize superior achievements in Blues performance, songwriting, and recording while honoring a rich cultural tradition.

The list of honorees for the 33nd Blues Music Awards includes Blues Hall of Fame members Denise LaSalle, Charlie Musselwhite and Bobby Rush. Leading with four nominations each are Sugar Ray & the Bluetones with theirs Evening CD and Louisiana artists Tab Benoit with his Medicine release and Johnny Sansone and his The Lord is Waiting and the Devil is Too. Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, the Tedeschi-Trucks Band and their Revelator combined for four nominations. Tommy Castro, his band and the various artists on The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue--Live! CD also combined for four nominations.

Three nominations each went to Eugene Hideaway Bridges, Lazy Lester, David Maxwell, Ana Popovic and Johnny Rawls. Popovic is joined by two other Europeans, English guitarist Ian Siegal who paired with Mississippi artists and Big Pete, a Dutch singer and harmonica player, who each got a first-ever nomination. More than thirty other first time nominees were recognized including well-known blues-rock performers Joe Bonamassa, Warren Haynes and George Thorogood. The Blues Foundation's International Blues Challenge is certainly proving a path to success as it is well-represented with past winners Eden Brent, Grady Champion, Diunna Greenleaf, Zac Harmon, JP Soars, Trampled Under Foot and Lionel Young all receiving nominations. (The full nominee list is below.)

"The number of first-time nominees demonstrate the vitality of blues music and reflect the releases and live performances of the past year," Jay Sieleman, The Blues Foundation's Executive Director said. "The nominations prove not only the sustaining power of Blues music, but also its ability to constantly evolve and remain relevant to today's fans."

December 13 is an early Christmas for Blues fans as tickets for the May 10 Award show go on sale and voting begins too. Blues Foundation members are the only fans who vote to decide which nominees will actually take home the Blues Music Award. Members also receive seating preference at the Awards show.

Every year, the Blues Music Awards ceremony itself proves to be one of the best shows of the year. After all, almost every nominee not only attends, but also performs - creating a lineup comprised of the best of the best in blues all in one evening. A complete nominee list, as well as membership, voting, ticket and host hotel information can be found at The Blues Foundation's website--www.blues.org. Hall of Fame honorees will be announced in mid-February.

For the sixth consecutive year, The Blues Music Awards will be broadcast live in their entirety on Sirius XM's B.B. King's Bluesville - the next best thing to being there. They will be subsequently broadcast on public television.

The Blues Music Awards are universally recognized as the highest honor given to Blues artists. Major funding is provided by ArtsMemphis and the Tennessee Arts Commission. The 33rd Blues Music Awards are also sponsored by BMI, Blue Mountain Artists, Catfood Records, Eagle Rock Entertainment, FedEx, First Tennessee Foundation, Gibson Foundation, Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and Sony/Legacy.

The Blues Foundation is Memphis-based, but world-renown as THE organization dedicated to preserving our blues music history, celebrating recording and performance excellence, supporting blues education and ensuring the future of this uniquely American art form. Founded in 1980, The Blues Foundation has 4500 individual members and 200 affiliated local blues societies representing another 50,000 fans and professionals around the world. Its signature honors and events--the Blues Music Awards, Blues Hall of Fame, International Blues Challenge and Keeping the Blues Alive Awards--make it the international center of blues music. Its HART Fund provides the blues community with medical assistance while its Sound Healthcare program offers musicians health insurance access. Blues in the Schools programs and Generation Blues scholarships expose new generations to blues music. Throughout the year, the Foundation
staff serves the worldwide Blues community with answers, contact information and news. For more information, log onto blues.org.

CLICK HERE for a full list of the nominees

 

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New album LOOK OUT! leaps to #3 on
the National Living Blues Chart!
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Keep your eyes open on June 21st!
Terry's new album LOOK OUT! hits the streets!

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Hell .. yes! Terry rejoined his former boss, Elvin Bishop on the high seas a few months ago in the "Raisin' Hell Revue"--and look what happened--a live album! It's just out now on Delta Groove. Hear Terry doing his thing AND everyone doing one of Terry's great songs, "Cryin' Fool."

Terry's brand new 2011 CD, LOOK OUT! releases June 21 on Delta Groove!


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Soul & Blues Hipster Terry Hanck Signs with Delta Groove Music;
Nominated for 2011 Blues Music Awards


(03/30/11 Bluesville, USA) Soul and blues hipster, singer/sax man and 2011 Blues Music Awards nominee, Terry Hanck has signed with Delta Groove Music. His upcoming 2011 album, LOOK OUT!, will be released this summer.

Recorded at Chris "Kid" Andersen's lauded Greaseland Studios in northern California, LOOK OUT! features five signature Hanck originals like "Here It Comes" and the droll and timely "Appreciate What You Got," plus some gems by some of Hanck's heroes-- like Louie Jordan's "Just Like A Woman," Chuck Willis' stroll, "Keep A Drivin' " and the Freddie King instrumental "Sidetracked."

"The album has that big roomy retro sound, real live with some hand-clappin' West Coast jump feel." says Hanck. There's real New Orleans R&B, blues, old school rock 'n' soul in Terry's mix, and several of the tracks are road-tested, like "Train Kept a Rollin' "and "My Girl Josephine," already crowd favorites. This is Chicago-born Hanck's sixth album.
As a saxophonist, singer, bandleader, and songwriter, South-Florida-based Terry Hanck is a rare breed these days. Anyone who's followed the tall, tan tenor man over the years - around the San Francisco Bay Area or on the road for a decade with Elvin Bishop, and at clubs, festivals, and county and state fairs for the past 20 with his own hard-sockin' band - ("Johnny Cat" Soubrand-guitar, Butch Cousins-drums, Tim Wagar-bass) knows that he's one of the most formidable saxophonists in the blues and soul business. He has a virile tone and attack and an uncanny command of upper-register notes never meant to be played on the Selmer Mark VI he's long favored.

Last October, Terry joined his friend (and former boss) Elvin Bishop in the all-star "Raisin' Hell Revue" for the Legendary R&B Pacific Ocean Cruise. Elvin and the band performed several of Terry's originals: "Good, Good Rockin' Goin' On," and "Cryin' Fool" are a few. A live album was recorded on board and that album will release on Delta Groove Music in late May.


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Michael "Fly" Brooks (September 1, 1950 - September 20, 2010)

With deep regret, we report that Michael "Fly" Brooks, long time bassist with both Elvin Bishop and Terry Hanck has died. He was 60 years old. Michael was admitted to the hospital in Crockett, CA approximately three weeks ago, and passed away Monday morning at around 7 AM. An East Bay bass legend, Michael played on many of Elvin's early hits, including "Fooled Around and Fell in Love." Terry and Michael have been friends and band mates since the early 1970s, playing together in Elvin's band (1973-1987). Michael was with Charlie Musselwhite (1980-1981), Norton Buffalo (1982-1989). He also played with Van Morrison, Dickie Betts, Sly Stone, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Chuck Berry, BB King, Albert King, Freddie King, and many more. Michael was bassist for Terry from 1990 until 2009. A memorial celebration is being planned. Please watch this website for further news.

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Saxman/Singer Terry Hanck is an "endless summer" kind of guy.
This summer he and his band are entertaining fair crowds up and down the West Coast-- and he is hard at work on a brand new CD. In addition, he is getting ready to rejoin his former boss, guitarist Elvin Bishop, for a special Pacific Ocean Blues Cruise in October.

The brand new album, which will be called LOOK OUT!, features some signature Hanck originals like "Here It Comes" and " Appreciate What You Got," plus some gems by some of Hanck's heroes-- like Louie Jordan's "Just Like A Woman," Chuck Willis' stroll, "Keep A Drivin' " and the Freddie King instrumental "Sidetrack."

"The album has that big roomy retro sound, real live with some hand-clappin' West Coast jump feel.' says Hanck. There's real New Orleans R&B, blues, old school rock 'n' soul in Terry's mix, and several of the tracks are road-tested, like "Train Kept a Rollin' "and "My Girl Josephine," already crowd favorites!

When Terry joins Elvin Bishop's All-star "Raisin' Hell Revue" for the Legendary R&B Pacific Ocean Cruise on October 17-24 ( tix available here: http://bluescruise.com/ -tell 'em Terry sent you !) Elvin and the band will be doing some of Terry's originals: "Good, Good Rockin' Goin' On," and Cupid Must Be Stupid" are a few. The featured artists in the Raisin' Hell Revue are Terry, Chris "Kid" Andersen, Finis Tasby and John Nemeth.

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Blues Revue Magazine loves Terry Hanck!
Here is the review in the current issue

(Bonnie Raitt/Taj Mahal cover)
(August/September 2009)

"Tenor sax player Terry Hanck sings like he blows — sweetly, with a touch of grit — and shares solo space with his excellent guitarists, Johnny Soubrand and Kid Andersen. Jimmy Pugh and Bob Welsh on keyboards fill out the sound. Updating the spirit of the Fifties and Sixties, Always (TVR Music/VizzTone) is a ton of fun. It explores
Farfisa-toned funk, mellow-toned ballads, Doc Pomus-inspired R&B, a Stonesy rocker, and plenty of blues. Prime cuts: “Good Good Rockin’ Goin’ On” unabashedly tips its hat to Junior Walker; “Good Kind of Lovin’” is snare-popping soul; and “When I Get My Shit Together” is a classic down-and-outer’s boast. Hanck’s former boss, Elvin Bishop, plays guitar on two tracks."

-- Tom Hyslop, Blues Revue

 

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Check out Terry performing at the Blues Music Awards!

(Photo by Jon Didier - www.jondidier.com)

 

Sax Man Terry Hanck Receives 30th Annual Blues Music Awards Nomination

Sax man/singer Terry Hanck has received a nomination for the 30th Annual Blues Music Awards. The nominations were announced by the Blues Foundation in Memphis yesterday. The award ceremony is on May 7, 2009.

This is Terry Hanck's first BMA nomination in the BEST INSTRUMENTALIST-HORN category.20 The tall tenor's new CD is ALWAYS on TVR/Vizztone and streeted in mid-October.

From Steve Hoffman, WPFW/Washington D.C.:
"Damn, I listened to this CD 3 times in a row all the way through!! This album is GROOVY to the highest degree of groovisity. Hanck, a grey-bearded veteran who has been around the West Coast for decades playing in various bands (including a long stint touring with Elvin Bishop), blows a real greasy saxophone -- best way to describe it is like he's channeling Junior Walker much of the time, and I do mean that as a high compliment.

His latest CD, co-produced by Kid Andersen, is just a stone delight from start to finish. It's all originals. Often that's not such a good thing. Ain't but a tiny percentage of us out there who have the talent to write great songs. But this guy's got the songwriting talent. There are some great instrumentals -- the last cut in particular ("Deep Fried Twinkies" gets me ROTFR -- rollin' on the floor rockin'). And some terrific tunes with fine lyrics and earthy R&B/bluesy melodies and riffs. Some of the songs have a sly humor to 'em. There's a sense of showmanship throughout - makes me think the guy probably puts on a great live20show as well. Anyway, here I am at midnight typing and hyping about him. I don't know if everybody will have the same rousing reaction I have to this CD ... but if you like your blues with a heaping dose of 60s-style R&B this probably will be up your alley as it is mine. "

Voting for the 30th Annual Blues Music Awards is now open at The Blues Foundation for current members at http://www.blues.org/bluesmusicawards/vote.php4 and will continue until March 2. For more information about The Blues Foundation and a complete list of nominations, visit www.blues.org.

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In times like these, a little boogaloo is necessary.



THE NEW CD FROM TERRY HANCK
Worldwide release on Oct. 14


“I love this record! Terry has some really good originals here, the arrangements are cool and the performances great.”
- Tommy Castro

“One of the most formidable saxophonists in the blues and soul business.”
-Lee Hildebrand, San Francisco Chronicle and Living Blues contributor



Jump back, Jack! Soul and blues hipster, singer/sax man, Terry Hanck and his new 2008 CD, ALWAYS is coming out next week, October 14. This is his 5th CD and first as partners with the Vizztone Label Group/Redeye USA.

As a saxophonist, singer, bandleader, and songwriter, Terry Hanck is a rare breed these days. Anyone who’s followed the tall, tan tenor man over the years – around the San Francisco Bay Area with Grayson Street and the Rat Band, on the road for a decade with Elvin Bishop, and at clubs, festivals, and county and state fairs for the past 20 with his own hard-sockin’ band – knows that he’s one of the most formidable saxophonists in the blues and soul business. He has a virile tone and attack and an uncanny command of upper-register notes never meant to be played on the Selmer Mark VI he’s long favored. Unlike many early R&B honkers who hit squealing notes of indefinite pitch by biting down on their reeds, Hanck can climb to true pitches an octave above the instrument’s intended register through the use of tricky fingering, much as his main tenor hero, the late, great Jr. Walker, once had. And Hanck’s big tone and ability to sustain notes can be traced in part to the breath control he developed during his lifelong passion for free-diving. For most of his adult life, Hanck has lived near water: First, Chicago, his hometown, and beginning in the 1960s, southern California, and most recently, Florida.

Blowing the horn has contributed to making Hanck a commanding singer. “It helps the diaphragm and control and everything,” he says. Listen to the way he so effortlessly and soulfully navigates the gospel-derived melismas on such songs as the swamp-tinged “My Last Teardrop” and the Memphis-styled “Good Kind of Lovin.’”

Hanck’s current rhythm section consists of guitarist Johnny “Cat” Soubrand, bassist Michael “Fly” Brooks, and drummer Butch Cousins.

ABOUT THE CD:

Hanck's former guitarist, Chris "Kid" Andersen (Charlie Musselwhite, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats), solos on many selections, plays rhythm & bass, and contributed his all-around wizardry in producing the disc. Elvin Bishop lends his signature touch to two numbers, and Los Lobos’ Steve Berlin blows baritone sax on two others. Also making guest appearances are keyboardists Jimmy Pugh and Bob Welsh. Tracy Nelson adds harmony vocals to "Good Kind of Loving", an original Hanck tune performed years earlier with her. Nelson had sung the Hanck composition “Quicksand” (with Hanck himself on tenor) for the soundtrack of the 2005 motion picture Forty Shades of Blue starring Rip Torn.

Hanck has long been writing songs, but Always is the first CD on which he penned every one of them. “Stylistically,” he says of his songs, “my time frame goes from, like, the early ‘50s to the early ‘70s.” From the instrumental title track, inspired in part by Ben Webster’s 1951 recordings with Johnny Otis, to the Motor City sounds of “Stingy,” the Twist-imbued “Deep Fried Twinkies,” the Rolling Stones-like treatment of “Quicksand,” and, of course, the blues, Hanck cuts a wide stylistic swath.

So pull back the furniture and cut a rug with Terry’s tunes. In times like these, a little boogaloo is necessary. -Mindy Giles

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Forty Shades of Blue movie soundtrack.
One of Terry's songs on the new CD, "Quicksand," was featured in the 2005 indie film, Forty Shades of Blue, a Sundance juried Grand Prize Award Drama winner. Rip Torn stars as a character loosely based on the legendary Sam Phillips, the guy who signed Elvis and Johnny Cash for his label, Sun Records, in Memphis. On the film soundtrack (pictured below), Terry's friend, the great Tracy Nelson sings it. They are planning to re-record this song together for Terry's upcoming 2007 album.





"A fabulous entertainer, my favorite saxophone player."
--Elvin Bishop

 

"...a sizzling collection of R&B and blues tunes marked by vocals
and sax playing that are well-phrased, tuneful, and soulful."
"....an irresistible ride."

--Tom Hyslop, Blues Revue