MAN TO MAN by UNKNOWN HINSON
Unknown Hinson was an only child, named after his father “says right there on my birth certificate—Mama: Miss Hinson. Daddy: Unknown.” and raised by his mother, who gave him his first guitar. After his mother’s mysterious disappearance, Unknown ran off and joined the circus as part of the sideshow, where he learned how to lift 50-pound weights with his tongue, among various other skills.
Later, Hinson was imprisoned for 30 years, convicted of various trumped-up charges, including three counts of murder, 19 paternity suits, vampirism and random grave-robbing offenses. He was released in 1993 to reclaim his long-denied musical legacy.
As a live performer, Unknown Hinson has been known to tour for months at a time. After his shows, he takes the time to meet as many of his fans as want to stay, and graciously takes pictures, signs shirts, posters, CDs, and body parts. He has shared the stage with many notable rockabilly, country, and psychobilly acts such as The Reverend Horton Heat, Marty Stuart, and Hank III.
He has a strong cult following and many high-profile fans, including Ed King of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Waylon Reavis of Mushroomhead, Billy Bob Thornton, and Matt Groening. Hank III, grandson of Hank Williams, has Unknown’s face tattooed on his biceps.
Unknown Hinson writes his own music, performs live, and produces all of his own recordings. His music often parodies the dark elements of today’s country and redneck culture. Unknown Hinson’s album “Target Practice” was never made available in music stores in the US; it can be found on his official website. His 2002 album “Rock n Roll Is Straight From Hell” is now out of print and difficult to find. In early 2009, Hinson’s ‘Torture Town’ won in The 8th Annual Independent Music Awards and Vox Pop vote for Best Alternative Country Song “Torture Town”.
He is also notable for his unique voice, his lack of teeth, rebel yell and is the voice of Early Cuyler of The Squidbillies.