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Butch Hancock Reviewed
Music Review  October 6, 2006, by Jim Caligiuri
"...Butch Hancock..."

You Coulda Walked Around the World
The LBJ of Lone Star songwriters lays siege to the Cactus Cafe
Music Story  August 20, 2010, by Raoul Hernandez
"...In 1997, the year Butch Hancock released his first of only two solo albums since then, You Coulda Walked Around the World, my onetime $105-a-month Hyde Park abode dilapidated into a pile worth being sold and turned – same as a recent romance. A year or two later, in a newly mortgaged house I'd never envisioned, You Coulda Walked Around the World soothed me time and again..."

God's Own Clothesline
In Search of Far Flung Adventures With Butch Hancock
Music Story  May 15, 1998, by Christopher Hess
"...That was the whole point. Having been introduced to Butch Hancock's music both through the much-mythologized Flatlanders (Hancock, Joe Ely, and Jimmie Dale Gilmore) and his solo work only within the past couple of years, my interest had grown quickly with each new tale..."

The Devil in Us All
Butch Hancock, like Leo Tolstoy and Bob Dylan, takes on this political world
Music Story  October 6, 2006, by Raoul Hernandez
"...Butch Hancock lets out a laugh at the 2-inch thick, 700-page (abridged) literary classic thrown down on a small wooden table in the Threadgill's World Headquarters beer garden, not yet opened at 10am one balmy Friday...."

Hard Listening
Reviewing Butch Hancock's winter tour of Texas.
DAILY Music  January 18, 2011, by Raoul Hernandez
"...Butch Hancock’s winter tour of Texas equaled exactly two concerts this past weekend. Which is probably for the best..."

Roadside Playboys and Texana Dames
The Hancock Family's long, strange, supernatural musical journey
Music Story  December 31, 2004, by Margaret Moser
"...Join us, they invite, holding their hands out to a visitor. Who could resist this invitation to dance? Not Tommy Hancock...."

The Flatlanders’ Centennial
Whole Hogg with the Lubbock trio’s “Borderless Love”
DAILY Music  June 27, 2016, by Raoul Hernandez
"...“Right where, right where I belong / It feels so good I might be right where I belong.” During their 90-minute hootenanny Friday at Hogg Auditorium, the Flatlanders revisited a mantra on new millennial restart Now Again. Joe Ely, Butch Hancock, and Jimmie Dale Gilmore were flesh again, but the meeting of band and vintage venue set in stone true folk grandeur...."

Right Where They Belong
Raoul Hernandez goes on tour with the Flatlanders
Music Story  July 26, 2002, by Raoul Hernandez
"...Jimmie Dale Gilmore, center, and Butch Hancock, stage right, step forward into amplification, and with Ely, boom the campfire chorus of "Right Where I Belong."..."

Reissues
Music Story  December 18, 1998
"...BUTCH HANCOCK..."

ACL Fest Interviews
Music Story  September 17, 2004, by Greg Beets
"...Butch HancockFriday 5:15pm, Austin Ventures stage Lubbock-born Butch Hancock is a genuine West Texas Renaissance man. In addition to being one of the state's most revered songwriters, penning classics like "If You Were a Bluebird" and "Boxcars," he dabbles in architecture, photography, and guiding rafters down the Rio Grande in Big Bend...."

Conflicts and Contradictions
The Choices of Terry Allen
Music Story  February 16, 1996, by Lee Nichols
"...He also doesn't completely fit in with the Lubbock expatriates; unlike Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock et al., he didn't join the mass musician migration to Austin, choosing instead to head west for Los Angeles. He didn't pursue a music career as ardently as they did, either, which leads to the most profound contradiction in Allen's life -- his dual artistic identities..."

The Road Is Long
Michael Ventura's many winding turns
Books Story  April 22, 2011, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...If I Was a Highway is a new collection of essays by Ventura, and all but three were originally published in The Austin Chronicle. Released by Texas Tech University Press, the book is punctuated with photographs by one of Ventura's oldest running buddies, singer-songwriter Butch Hancock (including the one pictured here, of Ventura gassing up)..."

Son of the Circus
Twistin' in the Wind
Music Story  October 2, 1998, by Raoul Hernandez
"...Even if audiences, Austin or otherwise, never get a chance to see Small Town Girl, a Joe Sears production put on for invitation-only audiences out at Willie Nelson's place this past weekend, the 51-year-old Ely has nevertheless spent the lion's share of his life tearing up audiences worldwide. Whether accompanied only by an acoustic guitar, paired with fellow Flatlanders Gilmore and Butch Hancock, or more likely, as leader of one of his many hard honky-tonkin' bands, Joe Ely has never delivered one of his Micheneresque tales of Texas with anything less than full, unbridled passion; a firebrand, that Ely, a tornado under the spotlight in the center ring -- a force of nature to be reckoned with, whether he was Down on the Drag, Lord of the Highway, or Live at Liberty Lunch..."

Letters @ 3AM
These Lubbock friends of mine were always writing books – thick notebooks of drawings and words
Columns  March 16, 2007, by Michael Ventura
"...Jesse Taylor (may he rest in peace) played his last hometown gig the night after. Many of the bunch we call "14th Street" showed up for the screening, and it was weird, it was flat-out weird to see that old brick house on 14th and Avenue W up there on the big screen with its most famous residents – Joe Ely, Butch Hancock, Jimmie Dale Gilmore..."

Texas in the Title
Music Story  November 28, 2003, by Greg Beets
"...14 "The Eyes of Texas," Milton Brown Songwriter: John Lang Sinclair (lyrics) Year Released: 1903 First sung at Austin's Hancock Opera House on May 12, 1903, at a minstrel show to benefit the University of Texas track team, the origin of UT's official song is a legend in and of itself. According to the Handbook of Texas, John Lang Sinclair wrote "The Eyes of Texas" to the tune of "I've Been Working on the Railroad" at the behest of his roommate, UT band director Louis Johnson..."

More a Man Than a Legend
Observing as the golden-throated Flatlander becomes a record-label executive
Music Story  February 25, 2000, by Jim Caligiuri
"...In keeping with his unassuming nature, however, he lives with wife Janet in a weathered ranch-style home deep in the Hill Country outside of Austin on a one-lane dirt and gravel road. Inside, it's surprisingly spacious. Guitars hang on the walls, a couple of dogs roam the halls, and surprise, some of Butch Hancock's photography is on display..."

Letters at 3AM: Jesus Walking the Panhandle
The Christian cross is a question mark
Columns  August 13, 2010, by Michael Ventura
"...Butch Hancock and I were the encampment's long-term residents. Others came and went, for as many reasons as there were travelers..."

Letters at 3AM
The Flatlanders' collective voice of experience still dares the odds and rings true.
Columns  July 26, 2002, by Michael Ventura
"...Near the Troubadour in West Hollywood -- a stone's easy throw (if you could find a stone) from a sign announcing the boundary of Beverly Hills -- Butch Hancock peered into a vending machine to take a closer look at a headline in the San Fernando Valley Daily News. Something about more suffering in Afghanistan..."

Texas Platters
Live shot
Music Story  July 21, 2006, by Jim Caligiuri
"...Butch Hancock..."

Spotlight: The Flatlanders
Still cut-ups after all these years
Music Story  March 15, 2002, by Raoul Hernandez
"...Three years is a good long spell to be working on an album. And yet when reached out at Joe Ely's ranchland studio south of A-Town late one evening back in January, neither Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock, nor their host sounded the least bit encumbered by running sand and hourglasses..."

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