The album is all about paying homage to his blues heroes, like Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Big Joe Turner, and previously stated Lightnin’ Hopkins and R.L. Burnside.
“The blues is where it all comes from. It’s the start of everything musical in my family; everything starts with Tee-Tot and flows from there.
I’ve always flirted with this stripped back blues, all the way back to the ‘80s. But I finally made an album that’s just that, and I like it.”
Needless to say, he did his due diligence released a rock solid tribute record to his heroes.
Rich White Honky Blues marks the first album with any original music Hank Jr. has released in the past seven years, and the project is yet another perfect display of the versatility the country icon still has in his tank.