Withered Hand is the performance name of Scottish based artist and songwriter Dan Willson. Born of a punk ethos tempered by a love of folk and indie rock, Dan began writing songs at age 30 in a period of reflection between the death of a close friend and the birth of his first child. Dan has toured widely in UK and several times in Europe, both solo and with his band. He is coming to SXSW with his band ahead of his second album 'New Gods' due out on Slumberland Records/FortunaPOP! in early 2014.