James Hand Performs Tonight at Threadgill’s Old No. 1
James Hand was born in a town just outside of Waco, Texas. It’s been said that Hand’s fate was determined when Hand, at just six months old, sat upon the lap of one Lefty Frizzell. The stars aligned to the sway of heart-breakin’ honky-tonk. Country music was surely in Hand’s future.
By the age of 10, he was playing guitar, and by 14, he was crooning away, honing his skills as a songwriter and performing for anyone who’d hear him, from family and friends to the folks down at the local watering hole. There would be years of playing honky-tonks and smokey bars before Hand cut his first album – in 1995. This troubador has paid his dues, got himself a record deal, and even toured the U.K. And as long as there’s a great love for real country, Hand will be there to lead the way.
See him tonight at Threadgill’s Old No. 1, located at 6416 N. Lamar. The show begins at 8 p.m.