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Hasil Adkins

American singer-songwriter

Hasil Adkins

American singer-songwriter
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birthday
29th
April, 1937
Death
26th
April, 2005
Birth Place
Boone County, West Virginia, United States
Birth Sign
taurus
Biography

Hasil Adkins (April 29, 1937 – April 26, 2005) was an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His genres include rock and roll, country, blues and more commonly rockabilly, and because of his unusual playing and singing style, he is often cited as an example of outsider music. He generally performed as a one-man band, playing guitar and drums at the same time.
Adkins was born during the Great Depression and grew up in poverty. His spirited, unusual lifestyle is reflected in his music. His songs, which he began recording and distributing locally in the mid-1950s, explored an affinity for chicken, sexual intercourse, and decapitation, and were obscure outside of West Virginia until the 1980s. The newfound popularity secured him a cult following, spawned the Norton Records label, and helped usher in the genre known as psychobilly.

instruments played
drums
Guitar
Harmonica
keyboards
Vocals
Birth Name

Hasil Adkins

Genres

Rockabilly, country, rock and roll, blues, psychobilly, outsider

Labels

Norton, Fat Possum

Occupations

Musician, singer-songwriter

Years Active

1957 2005

Name

Hasil Adkins

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