12 QUESTIONS WITH UNKNOWN HINSON

Can you give us a brief history of your playing career?

I been playin’ the guitar for forty-seven years.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

My Mama. She played the guitar and sang.

What was your first electric guitar?

A Gibson Melody Maker.

What are your top 5 favorite records?

Tough question, but, off the top of my head, I’d have to say

1. I Ain’t Afraid Of Your Husband

2. Love On Command

3. I Make Faces When I Make Love

4. Foggy Windows

5. Pregnant Again

What was the proudest moment and/or performance of your playing career?

The first concert I gave the day after I was released from the Illinois State Pen.

How did you hear about Reverend?

One of their reps seen me play in Austin, Texas, and he told me about their guitars. I was glad he did.

What Reverend guitars are you using?

I have two Reverend Club King 290 guitars. They are both black. One has a rosewood fretboard and the other has a maple fretboard. (You can also check out the Unknown Hinson Signature model and the brand-new Stu D. Baker model, too!)

What do you like about your Reverend guitars?

They look, play and sound gooder than hell!

What amps and pedals do you currently use?

I use a VOX AC30 amp with a VOX 2X12″ extension speaker cabinet. I also use a VOX Tonelab SE pedal board controller.

Do you have any unusual hobbies, skills, or pastimes you’d like to share with us?

I like to carve puppets and ventriloquist dummies out of wood. I also like to collect old toy robots from the 1950s and ’60s. And I like to collect and restore vintage, American-made Schwinn bicycles. But most of all, I like to drink and chase womerns.

Do you have any advice for up and coming players?

Yes. Practice your guitar, at least a half hour a day, and try to avoid a prison sentence if humanely possible, ’cause your career as a guitar player WILL suffer if you go into the joint for thirty years like I done.

Please tell us about any of your current projects, tours, cds, etc. we should know about:

I tour a good bit, and I’m always workin’ on new record albums. I’m also doin’ the voice of a cartoon character named “Early Cuyler” on a show called “Squidbillies” on the Cartoon Network. If folks wanna know more about my life and music they can visit my website: www.unknownhinson.com