The Gospel According to Hank Williams: The Bluegrass Gospel Tribute Performed by Iron Horse
Release Date: 10/23/2007
South of the Mason-Dixon Line, gods and demons roam the land looking for a host to carry their messages around the world. Musicians have always been easy pickin’s for both these devils, sometimes living out their lives as host to one or the other. They just as often welcome both simultaneously, causing the kind of inner conflict that Hank Williams was certainly the quintessential example. His Gospel songs are the manifestation of the war raging within a man who, by the age of twenty nine, had lived and been drained of every drop of life’s energy this possession can exact.
The Gospel According to Hank Williams: The Bluegrass Gospel Tribute brings us one step closer to the origins and trials of country life that spawned the searching and heartbreak Hank’s music continues to embody. These bluegrass renditions by Iron Horse are elemental, ethereal, and essential.