Bill Hennessy, is an unconventional artist whose debut CD,'Hardcore Country' hammers Honky Tonk, Rockabilly and hard driving Country Rock into a one of a kind sound. He hails from the Black Hills of South Dakota and has lived out most of the songs he writes. One look at his weathered exterior and you can tell he's seen some hard roads. The last thing you expect to hear from this man is good poetry, but listen to any one of his songs and that's what you'll find. If you enjoy today's one size fits all, politically correct,disposeable crap, these songs may be too real for you. Says Bill,' I wish the songs were all fiction, but I guess that's the price you pay for your stories.'(a couple of ex-wives, crashed motorcycles, broken bones and scars attest to that)'That doesn't mean I'm confessing to any of the crimes mentioned on the CD, but the truth is alot closer than I'd like it to be.' Born in Minnesota, Bill was exposed to a wide varity of music and people in his folk's beer joint. He played many styles of music in bar-bands over the years and always wrote his own music. He knew song-writing was his strong point but most bar-bands only play covers and aren't looking to expand their horizons. Many would settle for just being a live version of the Juke Box. As time went by there was less and less music that he could even relate to until finally he decided to make the CD he wanted to hear. ' I got sick of that major label formula, you know, two hits and a load of shit. Radio plays the two hits into the ground and all you got left to listen to is the load of shit. For what a CD costs there shouldn't be any throw away songs.' The result is here for anyone who wants to listen to artist who refused to pull his punches and water it down for the sake of being major label or radio friendly. The response to his CD has been overwhelmingly positive and has won him many converts.
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