Thursday, November 6 2014
The tale of the musical journey of the Flatlanders—Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Butch Hancock—from a house in Lubbock, Texas to a sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall.
Thursday, July 31 2008
You need not be popular to break the rules, and you need not be popular to break your own conventions. Sometimes the very best music is being crafted right on the fringes of the mainstream, and it is for that reason that sometimes you will find some of rock music's greatest DETOURS.
Wednesday, December 12 2007
What unites these artists is an individual presence -- a voice -- that is powerful enough to carry an entire album without retreating to the cozy confines of a band.
Sunday, February 8 2015
In 1983, road-weary Texan Joe Ely hovers over gadgets and wires, entering a brave new world of technology. Is he creating science-fiction country music?
Wednesday, July 6 2011
There's a reason that one man sang that he couldn't get no satisfaction, and another that he couldn't be satisfied -- because satisfaction doesn't make for interesting art, as evidenced by Joe Ely's first studio release in four years.
Wednesday, February 28 2007
Finely crafted, confident, and energized, Rattlesnake Gulch is another great album in singer-songwriter Joe Ely's canon.
Sunday, September 28 2003
Monday, July 7 2008
Pictures by Sarah Zupko / Words by Karen Zarker.