John Hancock

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Not to be confused with the producer and arranger of various house music and Christian rock releases, or one of the original signers of the American Declaration of Independence, this John Hancock has…
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Not to be confused with the producer and arranger of various house music and Christian rock releases, or one of the original signers of the American Declaration of Independence, this John Hancock has since the '90s created an interesting career, something of a declaration of independence in itself, both documenting and participating in various aspects of the entertaining Austin music scene. He prefers to use the nickname "B.T." or "breakfast time," a name taken from a song by Houston bluesman Lightnin' Hopkins and an event that takes place in Austin sometime around two in the afternoon. These initials have also been used by a variety of other performers, including a guitarist for the Wretched Ones, another one in a Swedish rockabilly outfit, and, coincidentally, a house music producer and composer.

Hancock's recording credits seem to pile up mostly on the side of production, including engineering interesting alternative rock efforts such as Steve Tombstone's 7:30 A.M., a time at which it is guaranteed nobody on the Austin rock scene is eating breakfast unless they have been up all night already. His involvement with some bands slops over into playing both drums and guitar, although apparently sometimes not on recordings. For example, he was the drummer with the legendary Bigfoot Chester band as well as being involved with recordings by the group on which other drummers play on at least some of the tracks. He also plays guitar regularly with Texacala Jones, a dynamic singer who in turn shows up on the cast of several albums Hancock engineers.