Butch Hancock. What a name, right? It might give “New Art of the Orange Crate Label” a run for its money. Two halves of two classic American names, run together in the person of “a raspy-voiced West Texas mystic,” as Rolling Stone has called him. Word has it that he’s equal parts romantic balladeer and Zen trouble maker, a precise lyricist with an ear for both the wind-swept and the ironic. His tune “If You Were a Bluebird” was covered by Emmylou Harris, who as we all know is super famous. Butch has had quite a career, and he’s still going strong. Catch him Monday the 3rd at the Coffee Gallery.
Butch Hancock at the Coffee Gallery
Monday, October 3rd, 8 p.m.
The Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena
$20; coffeegallery.com; 626.798.6236