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James Hand

  • Giddy Ups
  • 12010 Manchaca
  • Austin, TX 78748
  • December 17, 2016
  • Time: 8:30 PM

To put it simple – James Hand is the real deal, a true country, honky tonk singer who's phrasing shows the pain and the joys of what we common people just call life. Born in West in 1952 and making music for over four decades, mostly playing loud, loud music, in dim light but thick smoky bars, it took him a while to gain brighter lights. Like in Blues Music, he emerged when almost all of the greats were gone, showcasing his true love, understanding and heart-felt side of country music that was evaporating too fast.




A self-released album in 1999, a local Austin label follow-up in 2000 “Evil Things� brought him out of the obscurity. The nationally released “THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE� brought him into the national and international limelight. Performances at the mother church of country music, at the Grand Ole Opry at an overseas in Europe even brought him a bigger devoted audience. And no he is not a retro act, he is the true deal, keepin' the music from Hank, Lefty, Webb & Faron alive.




Giddy Ups is glad to welcome Mr. James “Slimâ€� Hand back to the smallest big stage south of the river, be sure to put your dancin' boots on. 




James Hand