"Tommy Hancock: West Texas Muse"
Austin director Dwight Adair’s music documentary Tommy Hancock: West Texas Muse chronicles the life and music of the Lubbock fiddler and songwriter who is recognized by his peers as the pioneer of West Texas western swing. The documentary explores Hancock’s beginnings in Lubbock as the leader of the Cotton Club’ house band and the venue’s owner, the formation of the Supernatural Family Band with his wife Conni, his experimentation with LSD and his quest for spiritual fulfillment, and his eventual relocation to Austin. Dwight Adair previously directed the music documentary Faded Love: The Life and Times of Bob Wills in addition to episodes of Dallas and Dynasty. He is currently working on a new documentary, Sideman Jamboree. The Austin Film Society will screen Tommy Hancock: West Texas Muse at 2 p.m. July 20 at the Marchesa Hall & Theatre, with Adair and Hancock in attendance.
Aired: July 17, 2014
Web sites: http://dwightadair.com/ and http://www.austinfilm.org/