// Origin: Fort Worth, TX
// Genres: Folk Rock/Americana
// Years Active: 2000 - Present
// Website: christinehand.com
Fort Worth native, Christine Hand, has been performing her soulful folk-rock in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for over twenty years. Standing on the Shoulders is her second full-length studio album, in follow-up to her 2018 album The Book of the World and her 2011 EP, "Girl on a String." "Standing on the Shoulders" was produced by Milo and Scarlett Deering, and recorded in Charley Pride's old studio in Dallas, TX. The album is a tribute to family, in all its messy beauty, and it intertwines real-life family stories with meditations on loyalty, loss, and love. Standing on the Shoulders wraps its intimate story-telling in a combination of bluegrass instrumentation, lush strings and ethereal vocals.
Christine lives in Dallas but calls Fort Worth home. She has a PhD in literary studies from the University of Texas at Dallas, which she earned largely by writing about the music and lyrics of Bob Dylan. When she’s not making music, she teaches university writing and literature courses, listens to old records with her husband Adam, and hangs out with her cats, usually while getting lost in a good book.