Posted on July 25 2018
Irish singer/songwriter Brian Houston has decided to cover some Hank Williams songs, and we think it’s a great idea. Growing up, Brian was really influenced by Hank in more ways than most people can say. On 09/07/2018 Created by Human will release Brian Houston - “Hank" and we couldn’t be more excited for you all to hear these unique versions of some of the best classic country the world has ever heard. Brian goes into some detail on why he has decided to release this cover album, and tells us a little about Hanks influence on his life growing up.
Brian say’s, “When I was six years old my father would take me and my brother into the hallway to listen to his music. While my mom watched TV he would play us song after song by Hank Williams and other artists. He would laugh at the funny songs and weep through the sad ones. He’d ask us again and again if we understood the lyrics. If we didn't get it first time he’d rewind the reel to reel tape and play the song again. It was an unwanted education in songwriting and American country music, but it was a foundation for the value of the songwriter that would never leave me.” He goes on to say, “my father was a violent alchohilic who cared little for his family and lot more about the bottle. He did impart a lot of wisdom and of course his great taste in music. I made this record to honor my fathers influence, and because a friend from my home town of Belfast asked me to make a Hank record. This one is for wee Ron and my father. Thanks dad; you impacted me more than you knew.”
If you love Hank Williams like we do, then you’ll love these covers. Stay tuned for more information, details and updates on this release. Thanks for following along.
Brian Houston - “Hank"
01. YOUR CHEATING HEART
02. I'LL NEVER GET OUT OF THIS WORLD ALIVE
03. HEARD THAT LONESOME WHISTLE BLOW
04. WHY DON'T YA LOVE ME
05. YOU WIN AGAIN
06. BABY WE'RE REALLY IN LOVE
07. I CAN'T HELP IT IF I'M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU
08. I'M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY
09. MOVE IT ON OVER
10. TAKE THESE CHAINS FROM MY HEART
11. HOWLIN AT THE MOON
12. HEY GOOD LOOKING
Vocals, Guitars, Mandolins, Harmonica, Moog, Piano, handclaps and percussion:
Dog House Bass Nick Scott
Produced by Brian Houston
Engineered and recorded by Brian Houston
Mixed by Brian Houston
Mastered by Jon Wright
Design and cover concept Mark Case