Wayne “The Train” Hancock finds new tunes in older, more traditional forms of music and makes them rock. Ty Dietz and Hope & Hostility join Hancock on Thursday at House of Rock. Doors at 8 p.m. The Austin-born Hancock is a modern day-traditionalist who mixes roadhouse blues, hepcat boogie, rockabilly and juke joint swing to get his signature sound. While he can be hardcore honky tonker, he deftly shows the knowledge and an affinity of all the included genres. His latest album, “Ride,” came out in 2013 and has more of a direct and personal vibe — a reaction to life’s challenges, he says.
Dietz is one of Corpus Christi’s finest songwriters — his American/folk/country originals get right to the point and honestly entertain. Up-and-coming Corpus Christi acoustic folk duo Hope & Hostility rounds out the night.