Legendary Texas singer-songwriter Joe Ely has a question for you this week. Have you ever seen Dallas from a DC-9?
Joe Ely has long been one of Americana’s most colorful storytellers. Here he sings about some imagined escapades with legendary outlaw Billy the Kid (as well as Billy’s girlfriend) while John Hiatt and Lyle Lovett look on with rapt attention.
Wonderin’ Where, Joe Ely (from the Rack ‘Em Records release Panhandle Rambler) Joe Ely is a one of the great American musical storytellers. His latest album finds him in a rather reflective mood, casting a thoughtful eye on the characters and landscape of his beloved Texas. Whether he is painting a picture of the lonesome […]
BOBBY LONG , Ode to Thinking beats out PUGWASH, Play This Intimately (As If Among Friends) as your favorite for the Summer of 2015. Readers’ Top 25 – Summer 2015 BOBBY LONG, Ode to Thinking (134) PUGWASH, Play This Intimately (As If Among Friends) (78) JASON ISBELL, Something More Than Free (34) THE BLACKBERRY BUSHES STRINGBAND, Three […]
LUCERO, All A Man Should Do beats out DAVE RAWLINGS MACHINE, Nashville Obsolete as your favorite for the week of September 18, 2015. Poll Results New Releases LOS LOBOS, Gates Of Gold Did we miss something? If you feel a new release is missing from our current poll, please let us know in the comments. […]
Here’s Billy Joe Shaver’s classic “Live Forever” to kick of your week. And, as a special bonus, below is Joe Ely’s take on this beautiful song.
Here’s a guy who just doesn’t get enough recognition for his talent and contribution to American music. Whether performing folk and country with the Flatlanders or rocking alongside the Clash or performing classic Mexican folk with Joel Guzman, Ely has proven himself a masterful musician. Here’s a randomly selected trio of Ely classics: Ely’s take […]
Now did you really think that I could talk about SXSW and not mention Bruce Springsteen? Springsteen delivered the conference keynote and then joined the E Street Band and guests that evening for an unforgettable performance. The keynote speech was clearly geared towards the musicians in attendance. Springsteen delivered a rollicking history of rock and […]
Spring brings us two phenomenal releases honoring the legacy of Texas music pioneers Doug Sahm and Townes Van Zandt. The recently released Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug Sahm (Vanguard Records) pays tribute to San Antonio native Doug Sahm. Sahm established himself in 1965 as leader of the Sir Douglas Quintet, a band whose […]
The rumors were fast and furious. Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones were mentioned. I even heard Ozzy Osbourne, although that may have been a town local toying with me. The occasion? 50 Winters Later, a special concert honoring the legacy of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. The […]