Baker ultimately created The Unknown Hinson Show and then took his act on the road and into the studio, resulting in five weirdly wonderful albums, including his 1999 debut, 21 Chart-toppers, and his most recent, Unknown Hinson: Live and Undead.
Hinson’s “back story” includes convictions for numerous nefarious deeds and a 30-year prison sentence, which concluded with his release in 1993.
Since then, Hinson has been a constant presence on the road and briefly flirted with major label status after being signed by Capitol Records, which released 2002’s Rock n Roll is Straight From Hell and reissued The Future is Unknown.
Unknown Hinson plays Southgate House Saturday with The Lewis Brothers. Read Brian Baker's full Sound Advice here.