Waylon Malloy Payne
Waylon Malloy Payne is a musical artist whose songs vividly explore the territory of roots rock, blues and hardcore country. His debut album, The Drifter, is a work of deep emotion and authenticity. 31 year-old Payne is the son of Grammy winner Sammi Smith and Jody Payne, as well as the Godson of Waylon Jennings. Payne came into his own in the Los Angeles club scene, as an integral part of the popular Eastbound and Down country night at the King King club, which became a magnet for musicians playing uncompromising old-school roots music, including such luminaries as Lucinda Williams and Dwight Yoakum. A standing rule for the monthly event was that only the bonafide classics of Hank Williams, George Jones, Johnny Cash and other pillars of true country, could be played.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
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