MUSIC: Hank Williams Songwriter Showcase
This year marks the 70th anniversary of music icon Hank Williams second recording session in Cincinnati. On Aug. 30, 1949, Williams cut four tracks including his enduring classic Im So Lonesome I Could Cry at downtowns Herzog recording studio. The Herzog building is now home to the Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation and the music-gear-and-more store Herzog Music, which together will host a special songwriter showcase featuring artists from around the country whove been heavily influenced by Williams music. Among the songwriters scheduled to appear at the Williams celebration is Joey Allcorn, the young Georgian who is renowned for his traditional Honky Tonk style, something hes been exploring ever since his mother gave him a Hank Williams greatest hits album when he was a child. Other artists slated to appear include Josh Morningstar, Amanda Lynn, Brad and Tammy Sue Magness, Bobby Tomberlin, W.D. Miller and Zachariah Malachi. This year also marks 10 years since the formation of CUMHF. Over the past decade the organization, among many other things, has helped get a marker installed at the site of the 1979 Who concert tragedy, drawn attention to and assisted in the preservation of the original King Records complex in Evanston and helped develop Herzog Music into a downtown music hub. 7 p.m. Friday. $20-$50. Herzog Music, 811 Race St., Downtown, herzogmusic.com.
Photo: Sammie Saxton