Reflecting on a career that has spanned three decades, singer, songwriter and guitarist Hank Topless says his current work is a distillation of everything he has learned - so far.

While Topless has extensive experience leading bands ranging from rock to country, he says that he is now enjoying taking a solo approach and that he's looking forward to the release of his next single, Skeletons' Blues, on 7-inch vinyl.

The Friday edition of NPR 89.1's Arizona Spotlight features conversation and more exclusive music from Hank Topless as part of the ongoing Spotlight Session series.

Happy Time Blues was written and performed by Hank Topless in the AZPM Radio Studio, and was recorded and mixed by Jim Blackwood.