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JOE SWANK & THE ZEN PIRATES

HANK WILLIAMS DIED FOR MY SINS

2009-12-15

Joe Sank describes his music with the Zen Pirates as country, punk, southern rock and aggressive hillbilly music. I say the 10 tracks on this release would make Hank Williams proud. It is a combination of the Drive-By Truckers, The Bottle Rockets and Scott Miller and the Commonwealth all wrapped up together. As Joe takes his listeners through beer drenched halls and the church of perpetual neon he may not make a lot of new converts, but fans of this style of Americana will surely be converted. Joe even tackles a lesser known Kiss tune on”Strutter” the closing track on this release. Reviewed By: Gregg Saur

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