Sat, Feb 09|
Lamar Senior Activity Center
**SOLD OUT** Butch Hancock, (Shawnee Kilgore opening)
Butch Hancock has been called "one of the finest songwriters of our time" and is acknowledged by his peers and critics alike as one of the premiere singer songwriters Texas has ever produced. A must-see performance! Tickets: $17 in advance/ $22 the day of the show (includes taxes and fees)
Time & Location
Feb 09, 2019, 7:00 PM
Lamar Senior Activity Center, 2874 Shoal Crest Ave, Austin, TX 78705, USA
About the Event
Butch Hancock's tunes evoke mystical visions of wind swept dry plains and his lyrics are profoundly imaginative, often displaying for his listeners, the miracles that occur in the ordinary through creative irony and metaphors. His lyrical style has often been compared to that of Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie and his songs have been covered by the likes of Emmylou Harris, Jerry Jeff Walker, and The Texas Tornadoes. Hancock is also a member of renowned alternative country supergroup, The Flatlanders, along with his lifelong friends, Joe Ely and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, a band they formed in 1972.
A multifaceted artist, Hancock has also received critical acclaim for his ballpoint pen drawings and photographs. Award winning artist and songwriter Terry Allen says of Butch, “He’s made his life completely about the making of amazing things ... photographs, film, video, outlandish architectural propositions, elaborate ballpoint drawings, handmade journals filled with writings, sketches and scrawls ... and always, the songs.”
Opening the show will be Austin's own Shawnee Kilgore. Shawnee moved from her hometown of Bellingham, WA to Austin, TX in 2010. Her most recent solo release, A Long and Precious Road, earned her a place among Texas Music Magazine’s albums of the year, as well as being named their #1 Songwriter of Distinction, an accolade shared by Kacey Musgraves and Leon Bridges.
Advanced tickets $17; $22 the day of the show (includes taxes & fees)