Hank Slaughter | I'm The One

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I'm The One

by Hank Slaughter

Mix Tim McGraw with Oasis and you get this singer/songwriter's debut CD, creating its own genre with smooth vocals, heartfelt-and sometimes haunting-lyrics and a warm acoustic guitar. It begs to be not just played, but really listened to.
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. I'm The One
3:04 $0.99
2. My Life
3:05 $0.99
3. Scared of Heights
3:59 $0.99
4. Angel in Knoxville
3:28 $0.99
5. Amy's Eyes
2:19 $0.99
6. Kimberly
2:46 $0.99
7. Jocks & Geeks
2:36 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Hank Slaughter (yes, that's his real name) has been writing and playing music as long as he can remember. Starting on drums at an early age, he soon learned that the guitar was much more portable and, frankly, chicks dig guitar players (hard to serenade a woman with a 7-piece drum set).

A multitude of musical influences have shaped his sound since then. Everything from Rush to Johnny Cash, Pink Floyd to The Dixie Chicks and Iron Maiden to Abba. "If I like a song, I like it. Period," says Hank. "It doesn't matter if it's rock or country or pop or metal or Aztec Indian folk music. Good is good."

Hank often tries to turn a song on its head. Whether he's playing Bon Jovi with a gentle fingerpick style or pounding out Travis Tritt with the distortion turned up to 11, Hank is all about change. "If people want to hear Bryan Adams, they're going to listen to Bryan Adams, not me. Most people want to hear something a little different; they just don't know it yet. So when I cover a song, I like to turn heads."

With all of these influences, it's no wonder that Hank's original pieces are just that; original. His songs have been compared to everything from Matchbox 20 to Neil Diamond. His guitar work--most often played on his custom-made archtop named "Linus"--is simple, rich and uncluttered leaving more room for his deep, insightful lyrics. "I want to MAKE people listen to the story I'm telling. And when they do and I see that certain look on their face...well; that's the best feeling in the world."

After living for three years in Europe, Hank made fans throughout Holland, Belgium, Germany, England and Ireland. It was during this time that he teamed up with lyricist Tim Phillips for two of the songs on “Southern Anthem”.

Hank currently lives in Freetown, Sierra Leone, where he plans to work with local African musicians on his next project, "On A Mission."



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AWESOME lyrics!!
Hank is a very good guitar player but, the lyrics are the best part of this CD. The title track made me proud to be an American and was actually the song that made me buy 2 copies (one for my mom). "Jocks & Geeks" almost made me cry. Make sure you read the lyrics while you listen. These are the kind of songs that make you think. Songs that come from the heart, not that pre-made pop music junk. A bargain for any music fan!


Loved it!
I loved Hanks c/d, he has put himself out there and I enjoyed the music and learning about the aritist through his words. Not to mention he is a great guy!


Strong debut
Great lyrics! Hank's phrasing reminds you of Melissa Etheridge or Billy Joel. Some of the instruments other than Hank's guitar sound a little stiff and the production sounds like it was rushed, but Hank's melodies linger in your head and you will soon catch yourself singing along. Musically, the best songs are the ones that feature just acoustic guitar and voice, although the piano work on "My Life" has a great Bruce Hornsby-like groove. All in all, this offering is a strong debut from a promising songwriter.