Provine “Little” Hatch Jr 1921- 2003
On his way home from the Navy after WWII, Provine Hatch stopped in Kansas City. He liked the city’s feel and, after meeting a woman, he decided to live here. Little Hatch became a mainstay of the Kansas City Blues scene for over 50 years.
He held day jobs but played nights in clubs around town. In 1962 he played with guitarist George Jackson before forming his own band, the Houserockers.
Hatch retired from music for nearly 10 years before resuming in 1987. He released albums Well, All Right! in 1993, Goin’ Back in 2000, and Rock with Me Baby in 2003.
He toured Europe and played frequently at local clubs, including a standing Friday night happy hour gig at the Grand Emporium.