James Hand Band

James Hand Band

Though he's been making powerful original music for nearly four decades, James Hand has unjustly remained one of American music's secret treasures -- a local legend, modestly plying his craft in countless smoky dives and dancehalls to a slowly widening circle of admirers. What he does, he does straight from his heart, taking the hard-won lessons that life and love have taught him and pouring them into his songwriting and performing. "I don't sing like anybody," he admits with a shy, sly smile, "and I don't look like Kenny Chesney." He's right: he... more