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The Legendary Butch Hancock Coming August 21 to the Odeon Theater...
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 • Posted August 18, 2010

This Lubbock-bred balladeer has often been compared to Bob Dylan but this comparison flatters Dylan.

Butch Hancock is as much of a satirist as he is prolific, having written hundreds of songs that deliver a morality tale in a way that both makes listeners laugh and scratch their heads at the same time. Although he regularly performs with fellow Flatlanders Joe Ely & Jimmie Dale Gilmore and has performed with many notable musicians around the world, this singer-songwriter holds his own as a soloist, accompanied by guitar and harmonica with lyrics that are unmistakenly Texan in origin but cosmic in scope. He is a member of the Buddy Holly Walk of Fame and the Texas Music Hall of Fame.

Own and Own, released in ’91, contains his "If I Were a Bluebird" made popular by Emmylou Harris. His songs have also been recorded by Willie Nelson and Jerry Jeff Walker. He and buddies Ely and Gilmore have also all recorded each other songs and played on each other’s albums. Own the Way Over Here is considered by some to be his best album. It is a collection and showcase of some of his best songs. Like many other musicians in Austin in the 70s and 80s, Hancock acknowledges Townes Van Zandt as an influence on his work.

Musician is not the only hat Butch Hancock wears. He has a degree in architecture, and is active in leading rafting and adventure tours in Big Bend that feature nightly concerts. This is a performance you cannot miss.

Make advance reservations for the Butch Hancock show by sending your $15 per person donation to Concert, P.O. Box 1599 Mason, Texas 76856 July 15. Make checks payable to the Odeon Preservation Association.

For more information or reservations please call Dennis or Kay Evans at 325 347 6781 or email at concerts@theodeontheater.com. Also check the Odeon Theater website www.theodeontheater.com. Reservations are not confirmed until they have been paid in advance.

Concessions will also be open and you may bring your favorite beverage.

The Odeon Theater Concert Series is a fund raising event to renovate the oldest continually operated single screen movie theater in Texas and to make it into a multipurpose facility for movies and performing arts. The OPA is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Please join us for an exciting evening of musical entertainment.

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