Texas country musician and local legend James Hand has been making music for over 40 years.
Writing songs since the early age of 11 and performing almost continuously for years, James Hand started releasing music in 1999. However, having released his first nationally distributed album only in 2006, the Waco-native has just recently started garnering widespread attention for his unique and direct style. His last album, Stormclouds in Heaven, a collection of country gospel songs, was released in October 2014 and demonstrates a command of the breadth of the genre. Interestingly, Hand also had a leading role in the film Thank You A Lot about a struggling music-manager and his estranged father, which premiered at SXSW this past year.