"Any and all money donated here will go directly to families affected by the fertilizer plant explosion in West earlier this year. Any amount you can donate will be greatly appreciated by those in need. Since the explosion was not considered a "natural disaster", the U.S. President, FEMA and the SBA have denied any monetary aid to the victims of the West explosion. Estimation of damage not covered by insurance is over $30 million."
"We appreciate your help and anyone donating will receive a personal thank you from Mr. Hand."
Here's a great article about the aftermath of the explosion....it was written by a guy who grew up in West.
MIGHTY LONESOME MAN REVIEWS:
James Hand Debuts on the Americana Music Association Top 40
for week of Tuesday, January 22, 2013
"James Hand spent most of his career as Texas' best kept secret. These days, the 60-year old might be one of its best exports." or "Mighty Lonesome Man includes some of the strongest songwriting of his career" -
Read the Full Review at Engine 145
"It only took James Hand 40 years to become an overnight (cult) sensation."
Read the Full Review at Country Standard Time
COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Let's get right to the point: Mighty Lonesome Man by James "Slim" Hand is the best county album of the year. The best basic old-fashioned, honest-to-God heartache and honky-tonk country music of the year. Maybe in the last several years." Read the full review on Terrell's Tuneup
"...Hand is an exceptionally emotive songwriter, putting the poetry of his being to melodies that warm like a borrowed sweater." Read the full review on Austin360.com
"This is an outstanding collection of truly great Country music and a great feather in the cap of grassroots label, Hillgrass Bluebilly Records." Read the full review on Outlaw Magazine.
"Mighty Lonesome Man stays true not only to James Hand's sound, but to the ghosts of the musicians that mapped the territory he now walks." Read the ful review at Soaked in Sound.
"James Hand does it again! The album Mighty Lonesome Man is one of the best country albums I have heard in a long time. His band consists of legendary artists and he has put out a legendary album with amazing sound and phenomenal lyrics. James Hand is genuine and makes the best true country, outlaw country and make-you-feel-good down-home-music which can all be heard on this album."
– Rowdy Tijmes,
Rowdy Radio Show
Roothog Radio named MIGHTY LONESOME MAN their CD of the MONTH!