News Updates and Blog

News update August 2019 

Hey Y’all, 

We are in the middle of the Dan Baird And Homemade Sin American tour, and y’all should get out and catch an American show. Ask anybody who has seen us - they’ll tell ya DB & HMS are not to be missed. After this there's a LOT coming up.

On August 24th the WEH Band play at “Thunder In The Glens” up in Scotland. Big Ass Festival, and we can’t wait. Loads of Loud Ass R & R for that night. 

I then rejoin DB & HMS for shows at Bootleggers, Kendal, a 2 night stand at The Greystones in Sheffield, and The Green Hotel up in Kinross, Scotland. 

Then the mighty three band triple bill of Jason And The Scorchers, The Kentucky Headhunters, and Dan Baird And Homemade Sin. We are doing eight shows in Great Britain between September 5th - 14th. They are the only Jason And The Scorchers shows of the year. Y’all come on out. Should be a serious “Ass whippin” goin' on. 

Then we have a make up show from earlier in the year of DB & HMS at The Flowerpot in Derby. That place rocks. We are so looking forward to it. 

After that The WEH Band have 7 British shows. Pushin’ the new WEH Band “Live At Bootleggers” record. Getcha one. It is a huge slab of R & R. 

The WEH Band are also hard at work on a new studio album for release in early 2020. John Powney, Jason Knight, and Ben Marsden will be “Kickin ass and takin names” with me a few times next year too. 

Y’all keep it between the lines , and Let It Rock Y’all. 

See ya at a show soon! 


News update - live album, tour dates, and new studio album in the pipeline 

Hey Gang,

Lots going on in the Warner E. Hodges band! 

We managed to get a live recording of the Bootleggers show in Kendal, UK on the last WEH run of Europe.
The band consists of the mighty Jason Knight on bass guitar & background vocals, John Powney, "The Mayor of Kendal", on drums, and of course the amazing Ben Marsden on guitar & background vocals, with yours truly WEH pulling up the other guitar slot, and some vocals. Quite a show. Chris Edgar recorded it for us on the night, then got the tracks to Joe Blanton back here in Nashville, Tn. at "The Underground Treehouse". Joe, Dan Baird, and a little bit of Me went to work. 

It is a kick ass evening of Rock & Roll music. I think folks will dig it, and it shows the band at full stride on that run of dates!  We will be putting it up for sale as soon as the manufacturing order is made, hopefully in the next two weeks. 

Live at Bootleggers

We also have a few British dates coming up in May: May 23rd - Hope & Anchor, London (SOLD OUT!), May 24th - The Greystones, Sheffield, May 26th - The WaterlooMusic Bar, Blackpool, and May 27th - The Railway, Ipswich. 

The band will then be heading into the studio in London on May 28th to start tracking a new record. Really looking forward to it. Once again I'll have Joe Blanton and Dan Baird in my corner with help for the tunes, songwriting, recording, overdubbing, mixing, and mastering. We are aiming to have this ready for August/September 2019. 

The Dan Baird and Homemade Sin European run kicks off in The Netherlands on June 1st, 2019.

For a list of dates see the shows page

News update August 2018 - album and tour plans 

Hey Y'all, 

Greetings from Nashville! 

I've been kinda a busy guy, but Hell, I like it that way. 

We have managed to finish the new Dan Baird And Homemade Sin record 'Screamer' , produced by Joe Blanton, with Dan's able help. It is chock full of R & R songs. Mr. Baird seriously wrote some great tunes for this one! You can order it from

We are back in Europe on August 24th with DB&HMS starting in Belgium - full listing at

That tour is a month long with dates in Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, The UK, Spain, and culminating with 5 Italian gigs . Sounds like fun!

I then will do a WEH Band tour starting on October 11th at The Green Hotel in Kinross, Scotland. The tour will finish up in Sweden. We cannot wait! We will do loads of songs from my "Right Back Where I Started" record, along with "Gunslinger" tunes, and loads of other tunes (both albums available to order from

The band will consist of Jason Knight on bass, John Powney on drums, and Ben Marsden on guitar. I'm planning on playing a little guitar too. LOL. Should be KICK-ASS! I know the band will be! 

In early November, Dan Baird And Homemade Sin go back to Denmark. Lord knows we love us some Denmark. Then on to Germany, the land of my birth, Switzerland, and our wonderful UK run of shows we always seem to do at the close of the year. There are special plans for the UK shows on this run, but y'all will have to wait for the announcement. 

We go into 2019 with Dan Baird And Homemade Sin on The Outlaw Country Cruise to the Bahamas from January 27th - February 1st. I have managed to do all 3 previous Outlaw Country Cruises and they are a spectacular time. This one is sold out, but there is a waiting list. Y'all come if ya can. It's always a great time. 

There is also talk of a possibility of recording a Bluefields record this coming Winter. We have all been so busy lately that The Bluefields have had to take a back seat in our schedules, however, looks like it might happen. Lord, I hope so! 

As usual, I am at work on a new solo record, but it'll have to get in line. Ha!

Also, for those who would ask, I know Dan Baird is chomping at the bit, and already writing towards our next record. He is doing great after his treatments for CLL, and is in fine form. I could not be happier about this, as I will get to play a bunch more guitar! 

Hopefully I'll see y'all out at some shows. Y'all come on out and say hello afterwards. It is because of y'all that we get to do what we do. Thank You ALL for your support.

Homemade Sin Tour Update 

Hey Y’all, 

Man Oh Man, what a couple of weeks can do to a band??? 

There is a sayin' in Alcoholics Anonymous; "Go ahead and make plans, It's a good way to make God laugh". No DUH????? 

Well, as most of the fans of Dan Baird And Homemade Sin know by now, Dan and the band got dealt a real blow when he went down (towards the end of our last European run) with his CLL (a form of Leukemia). 

Dan ended up hospitalized for 5 days, just to stabilize him. Took that long before he was in good enough shape for he and I to fly home. I want to extend the band's thanks to the British healthcare system. Y'all took care of the deed. 

We ended the tour doing the last three shows as a three piece. Mauro, Micke, and I cannot thank the promoters and fans enough. They were kind enough to let us finish our tour for Dan and the band. It went well, although it was hard to be Dan Baird And Homemade Sin with no Dan, especially with literally no rehearsal time at all! 

We found out on the way to our third-to-last show that we would not be having Dan for the rest of the tour. Alrighty Boys! How professional are we???? LOL 

People came to our aid, and we greatly appreciated the warmth and love that was shown for Dan and the band. 

We did find that we could muster a decent "emergency" show minus Dan. Once we got Dan home and he got himself to his Doctors so he could be assessed, and start his treatment, we were left with a choice: either no work for the rest of the year, or can we salvage the rest of this years shows without Dan? Also, can we do Dan and the band JUSTICE? 

I had the idea to approach Joe Blanton, a Bluefields member with Dan, Brad Pemberton, and myself, to see if he could come in and sing for us in Dan's absence. Joe has been involved with a bunch of DB & HMS too. Writing songs, engineering, and producing. With Joe on board, with Dan's full approval, we are now set to rehearse. We have also added a new bassist. Mr. Sean Savacool has come on board to help us out in the bass department, as Micke deals with some real life issues that require him to be home more than our touring schedule would allow. Thank the good Lord I live in Nashville. The talent pool is deep here, Y'all! 

Mauro and I, along with Joe and Sean are set to do eleven American shows, starting September 7th. We have had a few of the scheduled shows cancel. We completely understand. 

I do not have all of the details for the European run from mid-October - November 12th, but Mick Brown is working on keeping that tour intact too. We will go with the same lineup as the American shows. We have had a few new shows come on board. Thank You. 

For all the promoters, and shows that stayed with the original tour plans, THANK YOU. I PROMISE we will show up with a KICK ASS Rock & Roll show for ya every night. It will be full of DAN BAIRD songs. There will be songs from Dan and Mauro's band The Georgia Satellites. Songs from Dan's solo releases, and of course Dan Baird And Homemade Sin songs delivered to the best of our ability. We will tote the flag until Dan's return. Then we will tote the flag with Dan upon his return. 

There will also be a little Jason And The Scorchers, some Bluefields tunes, even a few WEH solo tunes. 

To the fans who have bought tickets, and KEPT them - THANK YOU. 

To those who are coming out to support us - THANK YOU. 

To those who decided to refund their tickets, we are sorry. Dan's health has to come first. We can tote the flag, and do a damn good job, but none of us are Dan Baird. WE SURE AS HELL KNOW THAT. We play with him every night. Our job is to make sure he has a band to come back to. 

Please remember to hit the Merchandise table, and get Mr. Mick Brown to sell ya something. We'd appreciate it. 

Anybody looking to book a show, Mick is your guy. 

Thank You, 

Let It Rock!



Live at Kendal, Bootleggers, July 26, 2017 – First Set, plus four bonus studio tracks 

Out late August, pre-order now 

Lend a band a hand and... 

As many of you already you know Dan will be off the road for the remainder of 2017 due to health issues. On Dan's personal invitation Bluefields and Royal Court of China frontman, Joe Blanton is stepping-up to the plate to front Homemade Sin for the rest of the year. Although we expect the majority currently scheduled shows to happen it is inevitable that some promoters pull out and we will lose dates as a result of Dan's absence. In order to ensure that the autumn tour goes ahead as planned, we are rush releasing a new CD as a 'tour support crowd funder' to help cover any shortfalls caused by gig cancellations. 

The Red Wristband Special features the first set from Dan Baird & Homemade Sins recent show at Bootleggers in Kendal, UK, recorded on July 26, 2017. The CD also features four bonus studio tracks. The CD will ship late August. 

Help us keep Homemade Sin on the road and pre-order The Red Wristband Special now. 

Thanks - 

Dan, Warner, Mauro & Micke 

The Red Wristband Special 
Live at Kendal, Bootleggers, July 26, 2017 - First Set 
"Through unfortunate happenstance, the second set is lost to the ether. It was great, we’re sorry too. Well, let's just say I'd be in hospital within 24 hours of this show. My CLL was coming like a tsunami. Jaundice already in evidence, exhaustion showing up in my voice at the end of every 2nd chorus, having the crowd sing second chorus whenever possible, leaning on Warner, Mauro and Micke so much I bet there are still dents in their shoulders, finding one more bit of energy and finishing the tune. I'll blame that wonderful crowd and the ghost of Jonty Martindale. This show had no reason to be even this good. Yes, it's flawed, but I may be as proud of this show as any I've ever done." - db 

Plus four bonus studio tracks - 

Dan Baird & Homemade Sin - Way Too Soon (Rollercoaster album outtake) 
Warner E. Hodges - I’m Never Alone (taken from his forthcoming new solo album) 
Mauro & Briana - Falling (taken from The Four Corners Of Sweet Hell album ) 
Joe Blanton - That Was Now and This Is Then (previously unreleased) 
The Red Wristband Special 
Release date: Late August 
Price: £15.00* + postage and VAT (where applicable) 
*Please note that £15.00 is the minimum price, you can contribute more if you'd like. 

And updates on what's happening:

Dan Baird :  July 28 at 10:48am  (FB)

Long post warning- 
Gang, I gotta take a leave of absence for the rest of the year. It's a medical thing. CLL, chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Knew i had it and it was coming but I thought it was a couple of years off. Not so. Older folks blood condition that wants to eat up you body and red blood cells as well as leave junked white blood cells like wrecked cars all over the blood stream. Inherited. Treatable. But debilitating in the short term when it picks up a head of steam, like now. 
Dern tootin I'ma gonna give it a fight. I got a good piece of stubborn in me, might as well put it to a decent use. 
The bad news is The Yayhoos shows, and the 2 weeks in the states and a month in Europe and England of db & HMS shows this year that I can no longer do. Sorry. 
I'll find a way to get stronger. Skip the damn crying emoji, please. It makes me feel like a death sentence. It ain't. One of the most addressable blood disorders. 
Besides, I'm the luckiest fucker any y'all ever even heard of, and I know it. 
Mick Brown has me set up in a nice English hospital right now, and am being treated to be well enough to fly home and start the real work. Great staff here at the hospital and this wacky idea that you shouldn't have to pay for it. Oh those crazy socialists! 
Shout out to Pete Mason for calling "its time, get his ass to the hospital ". 
Warner Hodges, Mauro Magellan and Micke Björk are doing the last 3 HMS shows as a 3 piece. Throwing it together to honor the dates in the back of the van rolling to the gig. Gentleman, you are truly what the good shit is made of. Certified dudes. 
Now, if you don't put the top hat on the mic stand and play a huggy kissie/Freebird medley at least once I'll never forgive you. 

Dan Baird and Homemade Sin:  Published by Warner Hodges · July 30 at 2:01pm · (FB)

The last 3 days have shown me that music is the international language of Love and Support. Dan Baird And Homemade Sin took a serious gut punch with Danny coming up ill, I mean REALLY ill. We watched him drag himself through 3 or 4 shows where he should have been in Hospital. He wanted to finish the tour. He has, finished this tour, with our help. Thank everyone who supported our cause, and please keep Dan in your thoughts and prayers as he recuperates. He's a fighter and he'll be back, better than ever. We'll be there to push that R & R music with him. 


Dan Baird and Homemade Sin:  Published by Mick Brown · August 1 at 5:13am · (FB)

Message from Dan: 

Hey gang, long post warning again, 

I've been overwhelmed by all the love and good wishes, and those mean a lot, but I've got to tell you I'm only a part of the picture. 
Homemade Sin is and always has been a band. A working band. 

At this moment, I don't know exactly what the future holds for me, but I intend to beat this CLL crap and resume playing as soon as possible. 

The other guys need to continue to work. Nobody knew how this thing was going to play out, but over the last three shows without me, they have stepped up beyond belief. 

Totally unrelated to what has happened to me, but, Micke made the decision a few months back that he needs to spend more time with his family, so he will not be playing anymore HMS shows this year. We hope like hell that this a temporary thing. He has been immense since he joined and it's fair to say that the band would not have continued had we not found him. We love him and it speaks volumes about the man that he is putting his family ahead of his own personal desires. 

Homemade Sin - Warner, Mauro plus new bass player - want to try and keep the flag flying until I recover. I very much want that too. 

Please read below the plan that we as a band and Mick Brown, our manager, want to try and implement with your help: 

HMS are booked through till the end of the year. Dan is irreplaceable (Mick put that in, I didn't write that! db), but we do have a pool of musicians and friends within the HMS family who we are going to call on to help out on the upcoming shows in a guest capacity. We want to keep the basis of the show HMS, but we will have to broaden the remit a little, some Scorchers, some covers, but still a whole wallop of HMS and Satellites and whatever it ends up being, it'll be a kick ass rock n roll show. 

Many of the promoters are friends and will be prepared to take us without Dan given the circumstances, others will need convincing. Lots has been made of the HMS family bond and it's a real thing, most of you being a part of it. Here's how the family can help: 

If you already have a ticket for a show, please don't ask for a refund. Go see the show, have a good time, support the band. 

If you were thinking of buying a ticket in the future and have the means, do it now. We can show the promoters that we have your immediate support and can make the shows work. 

If you know we aren't coming anywhere near you, you can't get to a show but want to support us anyway, choose a venue and buy a ticket, it'll help the promoters. 

Even given all of the above, it's inevitable that we'll lose some shows. If you are a promoter or club owner in the US (Sept) or Europe (Oct / Nov) and have availability and want to help us out, e-mail we may have gaps we need to fill, even if we don't it'll still be great to know you are there for the future. 

Please, we don't want donations of money, we want to be able to ply our craft and earn a living. 

We will be putting together a compilation cd as a 'crowd funder' to help us cover any shortfalls caused by any cancellations. Details to follow over the next couple of weeks. 

The fan family around this band has been and continues to be amazing, please help us hold things together whilst Dan recuperates. 

Thank you 

Dan, Warner, Mauro and Micke

Jason And The Scorchers on The Outlaw Country Cruise 2018 


JASON and THE SCORCHERS will be sailing on THE OUTLAW COUNTRY CRUISE 3 22-26 January 2018 New Orleans - Costa Maya. Get yourself over to for the details or go straight to the pre-sale signup Don't miss out...

Outlaw Country Cruise lineup 2018





Hashtag: #OutlawCruise

2017 update 

Hi Everyone, Warner here 

2017 has already been a crazily busy year, but there's no let up and I'm pretty excited about what's coming this fall, so thought I'd share. 

As some of you may know, I've been working on the follow up to Gunslinger and this new album, tentatively titled "Ghost On The Road" Is set for release in September. Initially it'll be out on CD, but I'd love to release it on vinyl too. What do you think? If you'd be interested in buying a vinyl copy, please send me a message (on Facebook or through the contact form at 

Playing on the album as well are my buddies - Joe Blanton, Dan Baird, Brad Pemberton, and Jerry Dale McFadden of The Mavericks. I've also been fortunate enough to persuade Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick fame to play bass on the album. Yes, THAT Cheap Trick! 

Every artist always feels that their latest album is their best yet, but I truly believe that this is something special, so, with that in mind, I wanted to do something I hadn't done before to promote the album. 

So, I'll be hitting the road in October in Europe as part of a special package also featuring Eric Ambel and Webb Wilder. For those of you who don't know the names, check out Two great artists in their own rights and I'll be playing guitar with each of them as well as performing my own set every night. We have shows booked in the U.K., The Netherlands, Germany and Sweden. A full list will be published here next week. 

Before that, Homemade Sin play a fortnight's worth of American shows in September and straight after the package tour, I rejoin Homemade Sin for shows in Norway, Sweden, Germany, The Netherlands and the UK. These will be during the second part of October and the first two weeks in November. For more info please go to:

I'll be coming home for Thanksgiving, and playing a one off show with Jason And The Scorchers as special guests to Blackberry Smoke on the 24th November in Atlanta. Jason And The Scorchers will also be doing the 2018 Outlaw Country Cruise (leaving from Port of New Orleans on January 22nd). For more info go to: or visit our Jason And The Scorchers Facebook page. 

All of which means that something had to give, and so it's with a heavy heart but a bucketful of great memories that I’m telling you that I will no longer be a part of the Drivin n Cryin touring line up. I've had three fantastic years, and want to publicly thank Kevin, Tim and Dave, as well as Clay and Chris, for their camaraderie. Anyone who knows DNC knows that they have a habit of enticing great guitarists to play with them, and they now have Laur Joamets to hold the fort down. I'm sure they'll be fine! Go see them. They will always be great! Hopefully, I'll be able to play some more shows with them down the road. Please visit DNC at: or at the Drivin N Cryin' Facebook page. 

Thanks Y'all. Hope to see all of you at a show somewhere soon. 


Season VI of Bluegrass Underground on PBS 

Check local listings: 
Feed Schedule for Season VI of Bluegrass Underground on PBS: 

601 Dave Rawlings Machine 
602 The Suffers 
603 Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen 
604 Hurray for the Riff Raff 
605 Mac McAnally 
606 JJ Grey & MoFro 
607 The Cox Family 
608 The Lone Bellow  
609 Drivin’ N Cryin’ 
610 Sierra Hull 
611 St. Paul & the Broken Bones 
612 Jason & The Scorchers

Hey Guys.

Long time, no talk for me. Sorry, but I've been crazy busy.  

After getting back from Europe in mid November with 17 drum tracks done in Sweden whilst on our Fall 2016 tour, I managed to finish producing the new album on Dan Baird And Homemade Sin entitled "Rollercoaster" with my buddy Joe Blanton. We finished that in early February.  Also managed to build my daughter Eme a new 2 car garage during the same period??? I'm nuts, I know.  

I did a whirlwind 10 date tour with Drivin' N Cryin' which included The Outlaw Country Cruise in mid February. What a great experience, we had a great time.  

I then went right into the Dan Baird And Homemade Sin 2017 US tour, which we are in the middle of (literally writing this as we head to Tulsa Oklahoma).   Lots going on for us "Sinners". We head to Australia for our first trip as Dan Baird And Homemade Sin.  Mauro and DB have been before with The SATS,  and I've been with Jason and the Scorchers, but it is our first trip as DB & HMS. Then it is off to Europe again from mid June - July 30th.  

Also I'm working on a new WEH solo record. Really hoping to get that done by September????? Wish me luck!  

We will also be back in Europe in October with DB & HMS for our annual run.  

Thank you ALL for the support through the years, and keeping me a Busy Man!

See ya down the road.