Songs to Sing Tales to Tell
Hanks & Company are folks that you'd welcome in the back door, sit down with in the kitchen, and visit for a spell. Their music is comfortable and cozy, an authentic American sound reminiscent of that heard in the front parlors and country churches of a bygone era. Hanks & Company are like "kitchen company". The songs quickly lend a homey-ness, truly like the folks you immediately feel comfortable to invite from the living room right on into your kitchen. While Hanks & Company's signature style is reflective of eras long-past, their versatility cross-cuts to the present. Pleasant melodies, easy rhythms, an occasional spotlight on featured instrumentals allow us to glimpse the excellent musicality of the foursome. The album is boosted by six original pieces. Danny's early church family experience gives him an innate ability to turn a story into an inspirational message. His many original songs featured on this CD reveal his considerable skills as a writer. His expressive words evoke long-forgotten imagery from our collective, reminiscent past. And one song particularly, 'Preacher Man', a collaboration of Eddie & Danny's, is a stand-out in our minds. The uplifting and inspirational songs of Hanks & Company are perhaps best enjoyed at those times you long to be relaxing on the front porch, maybe settled back into an easy chair next to the hearth . . . Or, with friends and family gathered in the kitchen.