TOMMY HANCOCK: WEST TEXAS MUSE is a documentary about the Texas fiddler and songwriter Tommy Hancock, originally based in Lubbock as the house band/owner of the Cotton Club and leader of West Texas’s premiere western swing band. Always an individualist and non-conformist, he became interested in hippy culture and LSD, beginning 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, Jesse Taylor. He formed the Supernatural Family Band and moved into a log cabin in the national forest of New Mexico, performing with his family and guest artists for a decade on what they called The Rocky Mountain Boogie. Later, when he could no longer perform due to arthritis, he supported the Texana Dames here in Austin with his songwriting and dancing. Musician, author, bandleader, songwriter and father, Tommy Hancock lives in Austin and will be in attendance for the screening of this revealing and often humorous documentary.
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