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James Hand

A local legend in West Texas, James Hand spent the better part of four decades writing and playing pure honky tonk country before he earned any significant attention outside the Lone Star State, when Rounder Records released his first nationally distributed album, 2006's The Truth Will Set You Free. James Hand was born in 1952 in Waco, TX, and developed a passion for country music early in life, joining a band that was playing local roadhouses at the age of 12. While Hand loved music, 15 dollars a night and free beer weren't enough to keep body and soul together, and he took up a career as a horse trainer. (Hand says of his work with animals, "People act like it's some big deal, like this whole horse whispering thing. But I'll tell you something -- you can whisper to 'em, you can get down on your knees and act like 'em, but the horse knows you ain't a horse.") But over the years, Hand kept writing songs and playing them at various Lone Star honky tonks, and slowly but surely he earned a following of loyal fans, including Willie Nelson, Ray Price, Ray Benson (of Asleep at the Wheel), and legendary University of Texas football coach Darrell K. Royal. In 1996, Hand cut his first album, Shadows Where the Magic Was, for a small local label; the album earned solid reviews, and his next effort, 2000's Evil Things, fared even better. In 2005, word about Hand's work finally began to spread east, and the venerable roots music label Rounder Records signed Hand to a recording contract. Hand's first album for Rounder, The Truth Will Set You Free, was produced by Lloyd Maines and hit stores in the spring of 2006. A second Rounder release, Shadow on the Ground, followed in 2009. ~ Mark Deming
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Track List: Mighty Lonesome Man

1. Mighty Lonesome Man

2. Years I Been Loving You

3. Lesson In Depression

4. Please Me When You Can

5. The Drought

6. Old Man Henry

7. Now Not Later

8. My Witness

9. Wish You Would Miss Me

10. You Almost Fell

11. Favorite Fool

12. You Were With Me Then

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Track List: Shadow On The Ground

1. Don't Want Me Too

2. Mona Lisa

3. Just A Heart

4. The Parakeet

5. Floor To Crawl

6. What Little I Got Left

7. The Pain Of Loving You

8. Ain't A Goin'

9. Midnight Run

10. Leavin' For Good

11. Don't Depend On Me

12. Men Like Me Can Fly

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Track List: The Truth Will Set You Free

1. Banks Of The Brazos

2. Baby, Baby, Don't Tell Me That

3. Here Lies A Good Ole Boy

4. I've Got A Lot Of Hiding Left To Do

5. If I Live Long Enough To Heal

6. In The Corner, At The Table, By The Jukebox

7. Leave The Lonely Alone

8. Little Bitty Slip

9. Just An Old Man With An Old Song

10. Shadow Where The Magic Was

11. The Truth Will Set You Free

12. When You Stopped Loving Me, So Did I

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God Bless you, Slim!
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akny84b
We just left the Hangin' Tree in Bracken, TX, where James and his band played tonight. We love his music and him. He is a good ole down home boy who comes out and talks to the fans. You have to hear him to appreciate him!
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This artist affects me like no other. I recognize his voice every time I hear it. He really catches my ear like no one else. I love to listen to him.
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I recognize his voice whenever I hear it and he entrances me. I am addicted. I hope that he makes it to the Phoenix area so that I can see him in person.
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country music as it should be. The way it used to be
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holts18
the best of the new "real" country singer,songw r i t e r s
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HE SOUNDS SOOOOOOOOO GOOD. I LOVE THE TONE AND TIMBER OF HIS VOICE. I ALSO LIKE THE STORIES OF HIS SONGS. WISH THAT I HAD FOUND HIM SOONER AND EVEN MORE WISH I COULD BUY ALL OF HIS RECORDS.
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this man is every thing i lov in a singer song writer.
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when i first heard this i thought damn waqeen rivers has a band thank the music world that aint true

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