Butch Hancock


Butch Hancock

Infobox musical artist


Name = Butch Hancock
Background = solo_singer
Born = birth date and age|1945|7|12
Origin = Lubbock, Texas
Instrument =
Genre = Country, Folk
Occupation = Musician
Years_active = 1972-present
Label =
Associated_acts = The Flatlanders
Joe Ely
Jimmie Dale Gilmore
URL =

Butch Hancock is a country/folk music recording artist and song writer. He was born July 12, 1945 in Lubbock, Texas. Hancock is a member of The Flatlanders along with Joe Ely and Jimmie Dale Gilmore. Interviews with Butch Hancock, Joe Ely and Jimmie Dale Gilmore along with many others of the Lubbock Mafia appear in the film: "Lubbock Lights", [http://www.lubbock-lights.com] which was released in 2005.In addition to the more traditional sounds Butch Hancock has infused many different styles in this earlier recordings with artists Alex Coke, Austin Klezmorim's Bill Averbach, Spyder Johnson, John Hagan, the Squeezetone's Ponty Bone, and pianist Marcia Ball. To say that Butch Hancock is a proficient songwriter would be an understatement. His songs have been sung by other artists, including [http://www.artistdirect.net/nad/music/artist/bio/0,,440662,00.htm Emmylou Harris] . Many familiar with Butch's talent over the decades shake their heads in wonder that he has not become more well known. It reminds me of a few words from his song "Horseflies" on his recording entitled [http://www.amazon.com/Butch-Hancock/e/B000AQ082Y "Own & Own"] in which he sings, "Give me back my name boys, I don't need no number, no empty symbol of what I am.And I don't want fame boys to drag me under. I just want to see some smilin' faceson my friends." His lyric style has often been compared to that of [http://music.barnesandnoble.com/War-and-Peace/Butch-Hancock/e/827640008827 Bob Dylan's] but truly he is a force with a uniqueness all his own.

Discography

olo

*"West Texas Waltzes and Dust-Blown Tractor Tunes" (1978)
*"The Wind's Dominion" (1979)
*"Diamond Hill" (1980)
*"1981: A Spare Odyssey" (1981)
*"Fire-water…seeks its own level" (1981)
*"Yella Rose" (with Marce Lacouture) (1985)
*"Split & Slide II" (1986)
*"Cause of the Cactus" (with Marce Lacouture) (1987)
*"Own & Own" (1989)
*"No Two Alike" (14 cassettes) (1990)
*"Two Roads: Live in Australia (with Jimmie Dale Gilmore) (1990)
*"Own the Way Over Here" (1993)
*"Eats Away the Night" (1994)
*"Chippy" (1995)
*"You Coulda Walked Around the World" (1997)
*"War And Peace" (2007)

With The Flatlanders

*"One Road More" (1972)
*"Again" (2002)
*"Wheels of Fortune" (2004)
*"Live at The One Knite, June 8, 1972 (2004)


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