Folks can usually anticipate what kind of show they’re in for when they decide to go to a live concert. After all, they’re most likely fans of the band they’re buying tickets for.
That logic, however, does not apply to a Hank 3 show.
Shelton Hank Williams aka Hank 3 gave spectators an up-close experience Tuesday night in Albuquerque. He’s no stranger to the Sunshine Theater and seems to play there at least once a year.
The venue is small and intimate, which can be good or bad, depending on how many people are packed into it. For some shows, it’s standing room only, but for this show, there were a few tables and bar stools scattered about. The stools really came in handy, considering Hank 3 put on a three-hour performance.
The music preceding the show was a mixed bag, ranging from death metal to two-steppin’ country songs. That should have been an indication of what to expect of the concert.
It was like being in one of those honkytonks you see in movies. The bar area is separated by Plexiglas walls. Speakers, along with equipment packed the small stage. The crowd was rowdy and the only thing missing was the thick cigarette smoke that tends to choke the air whenever you see them in films.