Terry Hanck and his tough band headline have been headlining each night and every night at the Fair. Hanck has been performing at the fair for 18 years in a row now. The Heineken Blues & Brews "blues grotto" is a kind of hidden gem of a hangout every year--so many folks tell the band their music is the best music in the whole fair. Kitty had a chance to talk with Hanck.
Dan Forte of Vintage Guitar Magazine wrote, "...(Terry Hanck is) a great singer and front man...a triple threat ( he is also a fine songwriter)...he has a big tenor tone like greats, ranging from Joe Houston to Jr. Walker. Guitarist Johnny Soubrand's vibrato on "Peace of Mind" recalls Magic Sam. Hanck specializes in old school R&B, soul ballads, jumpin' blues, and to quote one of his originals "good, good rockin'."