Thursday, March 1, 2012

3 Legends of Texas Country: James Hand, Justin Trevino, and Don Walser

     The annual South by Southwest music conference is fast approaching and even though it's been ten years since I attended one, I thought a little homage to Texas artists was in store for this week.  Don Walser passed away back in 2006, but Justin Trevino and James Hand are still going strong and I would hope they're both playing at SXSW this year (even if it's unofficial events).


In The Corner, At The Table, By the Jukebox James Hand
Texas Honky Tonk Justin Trevino
One More Drink Don Walser
Cowpoke Don Walser
I Heard Mama Callin James Hand
Leavin' And Sayin' Goodbye Justin Trevino
Don't Want Me Too James Hand
(The Party Don't Start) 'Til The Playboys Get Here Don Walser
Brand New Sister Me Justin Trevino
She Knows My Weaknesses Justin Trevino
Chime Bells Don Walser
When You Stopped Loving Me, So Did I James Hand
Leave The Lonely Alone James Hand
Chalk One Up for You Justin Trevino
A String Boogie Don Walser
Little Bitty Slip James Hand
Cattle Call Don Walser
Don't Leave the Leaving Up to Me Justin Trevino


Lynchie from Aberdeen said...

Thanks very much for this. I have some of the James Hand and Don Walser tracks but hadn't heard of Mr Trevino. Thankyou for sharing.

charles said...

Thanks for this.

Hillgrass Bluebilly Records said...

hey friend, James Hand is playing the Austin Moose Lodge at 2103 E.M. Franklin Ave. on St. Patty's Saturday March 17, 2012 at 10:30. It's actually a big all day country event that starts early in the day! James is also recording a new album, due out soon on Hillgrass Bluebilly Records.

Ishkabibliophile said...

@Lynchie and Charles,

You're both quite welcome. And if you like the Justin Trevino cuts on the compilation, I'd recommend starting with his More Loud Music and Strong Wine release.


Very glad to hear James Hand is playing during SXSW even if I'll be stuck in the n'east. And I'm gladder to hear about the forthcoming record!

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Jerry Lee said...

Thanks man, I'm not too familiar with Justin Trevino, this should be a great intro. Great photo too, was it HDR?

Ishkabibliophile said...

@Jerry Lee

Trevino is a really solid honky tonk singer. I wish I'd gotten to see him when I used to to to SXSW because I don't think he tours much.