Ham Jam House -Concert
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Butch Hancock will play an intimate acoustic concert on Saturday, April 22nd, at 7:00 PM.
A world traveling troubadour with a long string of recorded songs and
albums, Butch Hancock has been called "one of the finest songwriters of our time"
and is acknowledged by his peers and critics alike as one of the premiere singer-songwriters
Texas has ever produced. His tunes evoke mystical visions of wind-swept dry-plains
and his lyrics are profoundly imaginative, often displaying for his
listeners the miracles that occur in the ordinary through creative irony and
metaphors. His lyrical style has often been compared to that of Bob Dylan and
Woody Guthrie and his songs have been covered by the likes of Emmylou Harris,
Jerry Jeff Walker, and The Texas Tornadoes.
Hancock is also a member of renowned alternative country super-group, The
Flatlanders, along with his lifelong friends, Joe Ely and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, a band
they formed in 1972.
During his acclaimed career, Hancock has written and recorded several
landmark albums, some of them sparse and simple, others as big as the West Texas
sky. After moving to the progressive country hotbed of Austin in the mid 70s, he
started his own label (Rainlight) and released the quintessential West Texas Waltzes
and Dust-Blown Tractor Tunes in 1978. In the years that followed he continued to
release albums steeped in meaning and memory, a foundation that cemented his
worldwide reputation as a master wordsmith. In 1990, Hancock and more than two
dozen musician friends staged a Guinness Book of World Records worthy event
entitled No Two Alike and played six straight nights of live performances in Austin's
famed Cactus Café, recording 140 of his original songs without repeating a single
song. He released the staggering output later in the year as the No Two Alike Tape of
the Month Club. Last year, Butch reprised the event, this time entitling it, No Two
A multi-faceted artist, Hancock has also received critical acclaim for his
ballpoint pen drawings and photographs. Award-winning artist and songwriter
Terry Allen says of Butch, “He’s made his life completely about the making of
amazing things … photographs, film, video, outlandish architectural propositions,
elaborate ballpoint drawings, handmade journals filled with writings, sketches and
scrawls ... and always, the songs.”
Butch Hancock -Website
If You Were a Bluebird
Doors open at 7:00 and the concert is 8:00 to 10:00.
$20 suggested admission donation
BYOB and hors d'oeuvres are welcome!