Joe Ely, Ruthie Foster and Paul Thorn toured together as the Southern Troubadours performing at the Edmonds Center of the Arts. Each took turns signing and sharing stories. It was truly an incredible joy to hear these fine musicians.
Texas singer/songwriting troubadour Joe Ely has been a significant force in the alternative country scene for decades. Ely was born in Amarillo and followed his family to Lubbock, both in the northern-most region of Texas referred to as The Panhandle. This region […]
When podcasts were first gaining popularity, the term primarily meant “on-demand audio content for download.” In other words, an audio program of some sort that a listener could download to their desktop, and later to their mobile device. Before apps took […]
This week, I’m in Nashville for the Americana conference, where there’s always something going on, and never quite enough sleep. Nonetheless, we got quite a few fine new releases this week, almost too many really. But I’ll try to sum ’em up […]
How long do you have to make good music before the world sits up and takes notice? In the case of Joe Ely, the answer may be nearly half a century. The first of his more than two dozen excellent […]
Last week, I was in Chicago and went to see some shows. Mostly I was in town to see The Dead’s final three shows, but on Thursday, July 2, I went out to FitzGerald’s. They were having their 34th annual […]
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