Hank Williams

By Lois K. Geller Last week I went to an off-Broadway musical called "Hank Williams: Lost Highway" with a friend of mine. Williams was a small town Alabama boy who became a great country singer in the late 1940s. Jason Petty plays Williams in "Lost Highway." To me, Jason and his backup group sounded better than the great Hank Williams, and I said so to my friend as we left the theater. "Well, sure" she said, "He was imitating. Hank didn't imitate. He wrote new music, wrote new lyrics, arranged everything by himself and recorded every song in single takes. He did things

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