The Flatlanders-Live July 27, 2010
Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely and Butch Hancock have been friends for almost 40 years, and members of that not-really-a-band, life-of-its-own musical entity known as The Flatlanders for nearly as long.
Each has a successful solo career, but when they find the time, the trio loves to get together to write and record songs. Joe Ely sums it up nicely: “We might as well write music and make songs up, because there’s not anything that we’d rather be doing.
Their latest full length, Hills and Valleys, was released last year, and the band is playing a few Texas dates on their way out west on tour. They’ll be at the Paramount Theater in Austin on Friday July 30th.