“3 Shades of Black” [Dark Country: Songs For October]

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“3 Shades of Black”: Hank Williams III

This is darker than most, and Hank 3 seems to kind of enjoy it that way. I’m less struck by the lyrics than I am by the eerie resemblance of his voice his grandfather’s. The song certainly not to every taste, and lacks the moral core both his father and grandfather put at the heart of their darkest songs, but it’s interesting to see a third generation of Williams shaking up the country formula.