The Odeon Preservation Association (OPA) will host a free screening of the documentary Tommy Hancock: West Texas Muse Wednesday August 13 beginning at 6:30 at the Odeon Theater in Mason, Texas. The documentary is about the Texas fiddler and songwriter Tommy Hancock. Tommy was originally based in Lubbock as the house band and owner of the famous Cotton Club.
Always the individualist and non-conformist, Tommy began a spiritual quest that not only changed his life and music, but influenced many well known Texas musicians now based in Austin such as the Flatlanders’ Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely, Lloyd Maines and others.
His spiritual journey took him to the national forest in New Mexico where he moved into a log cabin with his family and performed with them and guest artists for a decade on what they called The Rocky Mountain Boogie. Producer and director Dwight Adair will be on hand for Q&A after the screening. Dwight has written, directed and or produced documentaries, TV commercials, and directed prime time episodes of “Dallas” and “Dynasty”.
The Tommy Hancock documentary was recently screened by the Austin Film Society.
Last months’ film brought folks from all over Texas for the screening of The Grove, Texas. Some had a connection with the town while others with the town’s owner Moody Anderson. Q&A was as much about ‘how’s Moody’ as ‘what has happened to the Grove, Texas’. It was a very good turnout for the OPA’s second screening of the season. Come out and be connected with another Texas icon. For more info go to the Odeon website at www.theodeontheater.com.