Produced by Lloyd Maines (Wilco, Richard Buckner, Joe Ely, and, yes, the Dixie Chicks), A-Town Blues is loose and live, baby. Pedal steel, guitars, and buckhouse bass--that’s it. No trickery or effects, just the finely honed chops of a band that’s been known to play 200+ dates in a year. They swing through a set of songs that reflect Wayne\'s scorn for the soulless, pocketbook-driven sounds that ooze out of Nashville; songs that reminisce about old friends and family; songs that sing praises to the road and songs that rue the hazards of hooch. In Wayne\'s own words: \"If you like music that moves and the trash on the radio can\'t satisfy your wanderlust then try this CD and burn a thousand miles.\"
\"There’s two reasons you won’t hear him on so-called country stations: he’s too good and too uncompromising. In an earlier era, Hancock would have been a top honky-tonk star.\" San Diego Union-Tribune
\"In the end, you don’t love Hancock because of past stars of whom he reminds you. You love him because you’d be a durn fool not to.\" East Bay Express
\"Many of the acts that have been dubbed ‘Americana’ tend to be reverential and dry--not Wayne Hancock, who has a unique gift for taking moribund musical forms and making them spring to life.\" Hear/Say