Press Kit

Based in Tucson, AZ, singer / songwriter Hank Topless delivers a honkytonk countryblues sound unlike any other. Drawing unpredictable energy from the razor’s edge between tragedy and triumph, the battle between right and wrong, he views the world through the prism of a hardscrabble past.

Whether alone with his guitar, or fronting a rocking band – in a local dive or on theater boards, Hank Topless never does the same show twice.


Topless is one of Tucson’s most tenacious entertainers, having worked its downtown bars since the late 1980’s. Along the road, he’s shared stages with and / or provided support for:

Les Paul, Junior Brown, Kinky Friedman, Scott Biram, Jesse Dayton, Joe Ely, Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts, Robbie Fulks, The Outlaws, Whitney Rose, Bad Assets, Pete Anderson, Jim Bachmann, Skip Heller, Brea Burns, Mack Stevens, Forest Grove Outlaws, Reverend Payton’s Big Damn Band, Kevin Daly, Kaci Bays, Al Perry, Jim Goad, Jenny Don’t & The Spurs, Tom Walbank, Split Livers, Al Foul, Gary Stockdale, Calexico, and many more.

2023 / 2021 / 2020 “Best Of Tucson” awardee, country music category. Tells you how much they know about country music.

Five albums’ worth of dark, soulful, weird, humorously twisted, even tender tales. All music resides on Bandcamp.


Single “Blue Ribbons” (with The Dead Horsemen, featuring Tom Walbank on blues harp, and produced by Jim Waters) was released on 7/1/24.

Full album “Thank Your Dirty Stars” (with The Dead Horsemen, co-produced by Jim Waters) was digitally released on January 14, 2022.

Single / music video  “300 Roses” (with The Dead Horsemen, co-produced by Jim Waters) released on 6/25/21.

Single / music video “I Can’t Tell The Boys From The Girls” (with The Dead Horsemen, co-produced by Jim Waters) released on 1/1/21. 

Full albums “Songs I Hate To Sing” (co-produced by Jim Waters, and featuring a team of Arizona studio players),  and “Hank Me Crank Me I’m Dead” (live solo / acoustic, recorded 2018) were digitally released in October, 2019.

Full albums “It’s So December” (2011, recorded with Nathan Sabatino) and “Big Black Heart” (solo / acoustic, 2017, recorded at Midtown Island with Matt Rendon) showcase songs written largely in the early to mid 2000’s, prior to and during a big staycation in the Arizona Department of Corrections.

Mr. Topless also co-produces music and vlogs with partner Suzi Gardner (L7).