Terry Hanck is well known for his hard blowing sax,
incredible range and gusty vocals. Born in Chicago, Hanck was heavily
influenced by the blues, soul and jazz music of the 50’s and early 60’s.
After moving to California in 1965, he toured with
Elvin Bishop through most of the 70’s
and 80’s and Bishop gave him plenty of opportunities to hone his craft
on stage. “Terry Hanck is a fine vocalist, an amazing showman, and my
favorite sax player,” says Bishop. Terry Hanck left the Bishop band to
tour under his own name in the late 80’s playing a signature mix of New
Orleans Gumbo, West Coast Jump and East Bay Funk, all delivered with a
heavy dose of blues and soul.
He draws on a vast repertoire of songs, including many originals and his
energetic performances spotlight an artist at the peak of his craft. His
topnotch band includes "Johnny Cat" Soubrand on guitar, Tim Wagar on
bass, and Butch Cousins on drums.
Terry Hanck brings a polished “festival” show that has wowed
audiences throughout the United States, Canada and Europe
"Johnny Cat" Soubrand -
"Johnny Cat" Soubrand has held the down the dual lead spot as
guitarist (recording and touring) with Terry Hanck for most of eight
years. A West Coast native, he was born in San Francisco, lived in Santa
Cruz logging lots of time at Moe's Alley and performed/toured with many
other Bay Area blues notables including Andy Santana and the Chrome
Addicts. He has made records with Chris "Kid" Andersen, Andy Santana,
Earl Thomas, Russell Barber Band and Jimmy Dewrance. Fans know his
clean, crisp swinging tone from his Gibson Gold Top Les Paul and Fender
Strat. They also know that he takes his inspiration from the Mt.
Rushmore of Kings: B.B., Albert and
Butch Cousins- Drums
Butch Cousins, the man who "drives the bus"--i.e.the backbeat, the
drummer-- says that what folks need to know about him simply boils down
to "I enjoy the song--eveything for the sake of the song." He notes
like-minded colleagues such as the great New Orleans drummer Earl Palmer
as a key hero, likewise Jim Keltner, Steve Jordan, Kevin Hayes and Al
Jackson. Butch has been drumming with Terry since 1993. Born in Oakland
into a musical family, raised in the Pacific Northwest, here are his
personal "favs of my discography": 'Hit It & Quit It'- C.
Salgado/T.Robb; 'Goin' Back Home'-Frankie Lee; 'The Blues is Now'- B.
Murray. The only other personal info Butch offered? "Old and black; but
totally and completely sexy."
Tim Wagar - Bass
Tim has been an integral part of the Bay Area music scene since 1974;
working with blues and soul greats such as Lavern Baker,
Otis Rush, Bo
Diddley, Jimmy McCracklin,
Robert Lockwood Jr.,
Pinetop Perkins, Henry Butler,
Barbara Lynn, Brownie McGhee,
Charlie Musselwhite, and Howard
Tate. He performs with local favorites including Terry Hanck, Flambeau,
Brenda Boykin, Mitch Woods, Glenn Walters,
Chris Cain, and the Soul Delights.
He has appeared in a wide variety of settings including local night
clubs, major festivals, and the Shoreline Amphitheatre. He has toured
throughout the US, Canada, Japan and Europe, and has recorded with
Maria Muldaur and Howard Tate.
"Man, playing with you is like ridin' in a Cadillac"