Singer-Songwriter originaly from Denver, CO. Living and working in Sioux City. Released a number of albums since 2006- two of which "Gasoline Rattle" and "Merciful 66" were awarded Folk Rising's album of the year 2007 & 2008. Released the electric driven country rock and rockabilly album "Dirt Town City Limits" with band mates the Profane Saints in July 2009 and more recently released "Plank Road Drag" all of which are available on iTunes and Amazon.com
Started out believe it or not as a theology student with hopes to enter the ministry but quickly found out it wasn't for me and changed directions at the turn of the century. Began pusuing music after seeing Bob Dylan in 2001. Married with three kids , wrapped my first regional tour of the Midwest in 2011. Just put out a 6 song acoustic EP title "Broken Hymns and Ballads of the Roadhouse Shrine" and currently working on a full length album with the Profane Saints to be released in the near future.
Singer-songwriter Thomas Hentges better known as Burlap Wolf King embarks on a Midwestern tour tonight in Sioux Falls South Dakota that will take him through seven states in the month of April. After the successful release of a new EP in his native state of South Dakota, Hentges will bring his brand of "bare-boned truth in song" to the masses with stops in Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa and North Dakota.
Burlap Wolf King has been turning folk, alt.country and…Continue
Posted on April 17, 2013 at 9:30am
Old Time Tin Pan Soul from the Hills
Traditional music has gained quite a following here in the Midwest. Traditional being a very loose term these days. Just about every old punk, hipster and indie rocker is going folk. Goatees turn to handle bar moustaches and civil war era beards, mohawked rebels turn die-hard dapper-Dans complete with vintage vests and clip on bow-ties. People are trading their amplifiers for mandolins,…Continue
Posted on April 10, 2013 at 9:30am
I heard the late great Utah Phillips say "Folk Music is boring" during one of his own performances.
I hate to admit it, but as a folkie myself I've thought the same thing. I've been hard pressed to find anything within contemporary folk music that's caught my attention in the past ten years save a few gems scattered here and there. Oh sure, there's your Darrel Scotts, your John Prines, some Wailing Jennys and others that have earned serious spins on the iPod but it takes…Continue
Posted on March 11, 2013 at 10:30am
BurlapWolfKing is a name all too familiar here on the Midwestern prairie, and singer-songwriter Thomas Hentges; a mainstay and young elder statesman of the South Dakota regional music scene continues to pioneer and revamp his self described "bare boned truth in song" sound. 2009's psychedelic folk rock gem "the middle" continues to stand the test of time as one of my favorite independent releases of the the past decade and his involvement with the influential Dakotaland…Continue
Posted on December 6, 2012 at 8:00am