Hank As A Founding Father Of The Modern American Voice

The USA has an ability to reinvent its core of freedom unlike any other nation known to me.

When popular culture was entering its most saccharine periods, Hank Williams’ tortured powerful enigmatic totally American voice broke through to empower and inspire new ways of singing.

If Hank conceived the liberation of the American voice, Bob Dylan went way beyond that to win a Nobel prize by consummating that liberation.

First as a prophetic both political and apolitical folkie, then in the searing rejection of artificial crap (a folk scene disease) through songs such as Desolation Row and Like A Rolling Stone.

God Bless America

Geoff Fox, June 5, 2022, Down Under