July 12: Butch Hancock is 70 Happy Birthday


July 12: Butch Hancock is 70 Happy Birthday

Life in Lubbock, Texas, taught me two things: One is that God loves you and you’re going to burn in hell. The other is that sex is the most awful, filthy thing on earth and you should save it for someone you love.
— Butch Hancock

From Wikipedia:

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, but he has principally performed a solo career.

w/ Jimmie Dale Gilmore & Joe Ely (The Flatlanders)

From Allmusic (Steve Huey):

As a member of the groundbreaking Flatlanders, singer/songwriter Butch Hancock helped kick-start the progressive country movement of the ’70s. As a solo artist, Hancock recorded a series of country-folk albums for his own independent Rainlight label, which showcased his literate wordplay, quirky humor, and dry, Dylan-esque vocal delivery. Going the independent route certainly cost Hancock some name recognition and wider exposure, but he did earn a devoted cult following, especially in his native Texas.


Album of the day, Now again by Flatlanders:

– Egil & Hallgeir

One thought on “July 12: Butch Hancock is 70 Happy Birthday”

  1. I love Butch – saw him (& Jimmie DG) many time s in London late in the 80’s / early 90’s.

    I wrote this for him

    “John & Paul brought light into the room
    Bobby lit the candles on my street
    Otis gave the blues a different tune
    And Bruce came in to make the rock complete
    But Butch took care with words and that I’ll treasure.
    Guess I’d take him, measure for measure”.

    (copyright to me 1995)

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