When Hank Met Woody

by Odgers and Simmonds

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Pretty Boy Floyd
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03:01
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My Bucket's Got A Hole In It
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I'm A Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
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Lonesome Whistle
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Vigilante Man

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When Hank Met Woody

Hank Williams and Woody Guthrie are giants of American Country and Folk Music. A major amount of great Americana and roots music flows directly from the contributions of these two larger than life figures. And they were active, and at their peaks, around a similar time – the 40’s and early 50’s. There is no record that they ever met; if they had met, and jammed, it would have been similar to that million dollar bash at Sun Studios with Elvis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis!

It didn’t happen but that doesn’t stop us imagining. So here was have Phil Odgers and Paul Simmonds from TMTCH wondering what would have been played at that meeting. And playing it anyway!

This 10 track album was made 4,354 miles from Memphis - over a weekend in sunny Ealing. Odgers and Simmonds had felt the pinch after Pledge Music failed to come up with the funds owed to them …but always ready to improvise, and with an inherent DIY attitude, they recorded these songs in Phil Odgers’ kitchen!

Featuring unique interpretations of such classics as ‘Cold, Cold Heart’, ‘Pretty Boy Floyd’ and ‘Rambling Man’ along with many less known songs, these tracks were recorded just as Hank or Woody did back in the day –basic, no frills, live with guitar and vocals around one mic.

On the Saturday afternoon neighbour Geoff Price popped round with his lap steel guitar and joined in on a couple of songs while Phil's daughter Katherine added a bit of piano to the mixture. This truly is a home grown, kitchen recording. And all the better for it….

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releases April 30, 2019

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Phil Odgers London, UK

Phil ‘Swill’ Odgers is one half of the legendary joint vocal strike force of UK folk rebel rockers The Men They Couldn’t Hang.

Audiences around the world from Cairo to Reykjavik, Brisbane to Vancouver and Berlin to London have submitted to his effervescent and heartfelt vocal style in stadium, theatre, hall and after hours lock in.
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