Wednesday, July 03, 2013

James Hand Live on Terrell's Sound World

One of the coolest scores for Santa Fe Bandstand this year was James "Slim" Hand, an old-time Texas country singer whose album Mighty Lonesome Man I called "The best basic old-fashioned, honest-to-God heartache and honky-tonk country music of the year. Maybe in the last several years."

Hand is playing on the Plaza Monday, July 8 It's free, part of the annual Bandstand program. The music starts at 6 p.m. and Hand goes on at 7:15 p.m.

And the night before, he's playing on my Sunday night radio show, Terrell's Sound World on KSFR, Santa Fe Public Radio 101.1 FM. He'll be playing some tunes and talking about his life and music. That show starts at 10 p.m.
James Hand at The Moose Lodge in Austin Tx, March 2012

Hand's management just sent me a bunch of autographed copies of Mighty Lonesome Man CDs as well as autographed copies of his previous album Shadows Where the Magic Used to Be.

I'll be giving those away this weekend on Sound World as well as on my hillbilly music show, The Santa Fe Opry (Friday night, same time,same station)

In fact, I'm in a good mood, so I'll give away a few right now. I'll give an autographed CD to the first three people who email me at stephenwterrell (at) gmail.com . Make sure you give me your mailing address and which of the CDs you prefer. ( UPDATE: 3:23 pm. We have winners for those first three CDs, but tune in Friday and Sunday for chance to win the others)

Here's a video for a James Hand song used in a Breaking Bad episode:







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