|A native Texan, singer/songwriter Hank Slaughter has been
writing music his whole life and playing guitar since leaving the
film and television industry after eight years as a professional
stunt man. Now, with a combination of acoustic versions of
classic rock songs; rockin', toe-tapping country tunes and his
own original story-tellers, Hank provides an entertaining and
relaxing evening of music and laughter.
A self-proclaimed "show off", Hank plays for the joy of the
music, the fun of entertaining people, and of course the
occasional free beer!
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Now based in Dallas, Hank has been writing & playing music as long as
he can remember. Starting on drums at an early age, he soon learned
the guitar was more portable and, frankly, “chicks dig guitar players"
he says. "It’s hard to serenade a woman with a 7-piece drum kit.”
A multitude of musical influences have shaped his sound since then.
Everything from Rush to Johnny Cash, Pink Floyd to the Dixie Chicks
and Iron Maiden to Abba. “If I like a song, I like it. Period,” says Hank.
“rock or country or pop or metal or Aztec Indian folk music. Good
music is good music. Period.”
Hank often tries to turn a song on its head. Whether turning a Bon
Jovi classic into an acoustic power ballad or making America sound
like Bob Marley, Hank loves change. “When people come to my show,
they like the familiar songs but I want to give them something a little
With all of these influences, it’s no wonder his original songs
have been compared to everything from Hootie and the Blowfish
to John Michael Montgomery. His guitar work, usually played on
his custom-made arch-top named “Linus”, is simple, rich, and
uncluttered leaving more room for his deep and insightful
lyrics. “I want to MAKE people listen to the story I’m telling. And
when they do and I see that look on their face that says, ‘wow’,
and I know they get it...well, that’s the best feeling in the world.”
After living in The Netherlands and making fans throughout
Europe and the UK, he released his first album, "I'm The One," in
2003. Collaborating with lyricist and Army buddy Tim Phillips
along with producer Hans Wolters, he released "Southern
Anthem" in 2006. His last project, "On A Mission," was
recorded in the West African country of Sierra Leone. Hank is
currently in the studio working on his fourth album.