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10 Minutes With Joe Ely
“It’s either being creative or I’m bored easily”
"...Joe Ely marks his 70th birthday Friday night at the..."

Feb. 9, 2017 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Letters at 3am: Joe Ely's Reverb: An Odyssey
The road goes on forever, and there's never a destination
"...That's Joe Ely at an Austin gig, introducing a West Texas..."

Sept. 19, 2014 Column by Michael Ventura

Joe Ely's 'Bonfire of Roadmaps': A life on the road, in 50 feet of drawings
Veteran Texas rocker Joe Ely forsakes the roadhouse for the Ransom Center, to show off his lifetime of artwork and verse about a musician's life on tour
"...you're looking to get up close and personal with Joe Ely this South by Southwest, may we suggest a..."

March 16, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Joe Ely & Reckless Kelly: A Combo That Works!
Joe Ely drives Reckless Kelly old-school.
"...to see how the quintet's pairing with longtime fave Joe Ely would rate. Of late, the Flatlander hasn't performed..."

May 11, 2007 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Joe Ely Record Review
Panhandle Rambler (Rack 'Em)
"...While a multitude of Joe Ely compositions evoke West Texas and the wide open..."

Sept. 18, 2015 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Lubbock Calling: Joe Ely Remembers the Clash
The only punk rock band that mattered, and why they still do
"..."Playing with the Clash definitely kicked my band up a notch. Growing up in..."

May 19, 2000 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Margaret Moser Tribute: Joe Ely
“She always stirred up whatever trouble there was”
"...the tour with us [see "On the Road With Joe Ely," April 2, 1982], it was a big road..."

June 30, 2017 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Searching for Joe Ely Video
"...to find a copy of the video shot at Joe Ely's Tornado Jam at Manor Downs on July 11,..."

Aug. 10, 2011 Postmarks

Joe Ely Interview on NPR
"...Dear Editor, Joe Ely has a recent interview on NPR.org. Key-word his..."

Oct. 19, 2007 Postmarks

Music of the Mind: Joe Pug
Local transplant trades the hammer for the pen
"...Joe Pug moved to Austin four years ago to be..."

Nov. 19, 2013 Music Post by William Harries Graham

Joe Strummer Was From Mars
The Future Is Unwritten, on DVD
"...One of last year’s most critically lauded bio pics, Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (Legacy), has just been..."

July 23, 2008 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten
One of the most compelling documentary portraits of a musician yet made, Julien Temple's film about the former Clash musician acknowledges the legend while uncovering the truth.
"...skirmishes among the band members, frontman and principal lyricist Joe Strummer went missing. As revealed in Temple's thoroughly exhilarating,..."

Dec. 7, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Panhandle Rambler
Walkabout with Joe Ely
"...To get to Joe Ely's place, keep driving until the road ends. Past..."

Sept. 18, 2015 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Reverb: An Odyssey
Joe Ely road fiction isn't very fictional at all
"...Reverb: An Odysseyby Joe Ely Lettersat3ampress, 378pp., $19.95..."

Dec. 5, 2014 Music Feature by Nina Hernandez

'Is There Life After Lubbock?'
Jaston Williams, Joe Ely, and Jo Carol Pierce say, 'There is, there is'
"...What do Jaston Williams, Joe Ely, and Jo Carol Pierce have in common, besides..."

May 24, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Passing Show
This rock documentary about musician Ronnie Lane can be described in one word (or is it three?): Ooh la la.
"...the first signs of the multiple sclerosis that would ultimately take his life in 1997. Eventually, Lane moved for..."

March 31, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Roost
Wells Branch Parkway venue to serve far north Austin
"...on the books: a New Year’s Eve date with Joe Ely...."

Dec. 18, 2013 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

HighTone Records RIP
A roots label goes under; a Geezer cries
"...extensive catalog beginning in August, making the titles more widely available digitally.” For fans of American roots music the..."

April 2, 2008 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Revolution Rock
At the crossroads of the Clash and the great state of Austin, Texas.
"...across the bottom of my TV screen, "Punk Singer Joe Strummer Dead at 50." Surely that couldn't be right;..."

Jan. 17, 2003 Music Feature

Dancing About Architecture
Ely Come, Ely Go
"..."There have been rumblings, but MCA has not contacted Joe at all," said Joe Ely publicist Lance Cowan of..."

Aug. 14, 1998 Music Column by Ken Lieck

The Secret History of Tuna
Tuna isn't the only Texas town with which actor-writers Jaston Williams and Joe Sears can be closely identified. Austin has played a significant role in the development of their town, and in return Sears and Williams have changed the face of the capital city.
"...town. That pretty much sums up the careers of Joe Sears and Jaston Williams, at least for most of..."

April 12, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Playback: Friday the 13th Reaps Austin Music
Joe Valentine, Ponty Bone, Fai Jow all pass on the same day
"...Gilmore, Tommy Hancock, Terry Allen, Butch Hancock, and bandleader Joe Ely, whose group he joined in the late Seventies..."

July 20, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

The Flatlanders’ Centennial
Whole Hogg with the Lubbock trio’s “Borderless Love”
"...revisited a mantra on new millennial restart Now Again. Joe Ely, Butch Hancock, and Jimmie Dale Gilmore were flesh..."

June 27, 2016 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Nacho Daddy
What do Michael Jackson and Manu Chao have in common? Joe King Carrasco.
"...Onstage, an eager young rocker held court first. Joe Teusch hailed from Dumas, up in the Panhandle, the..."

Jan. 25, 2013 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Terry Allen’s Manifest Monographs
Lubbock don stages a vintage show for the ages
"...court like The Last Waltz. Lloyd Maines on guitar, Joe Ely gunning “Gimme a Ride to Heaven Boy,” Savannah..."

Jan. 16, 2017 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

The Wind in Your Face
Jaston Williams explains why life in Lubbock blows
"...three escapees from that Panhandle purgatory – Jaston Williams, Joe Ely, and Jo Carol Pierce – try to wrangle..."

May 28, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Get Real. Get Right. Get Savage: The Return of Barrence Whitfield
Whitfield rekindles his local love affair
"...on Friday and Saturday nights, with Houston bluesman Little Joe Washington opening the latter show...."

June 27, 2012 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Princes of Punk
New Kinks “Picture Book”
"...Jagger had heard Joe Strummer’s 1977 rally cry, “No Elvis, Beatles, or the..."

Jan. 9, 2009 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Right Where They Belong
Raoul Hernandez goes on tour with the Flatlanders
"...Joe Ely tilts toward the mic and projects his stout..."

July 26, 2002 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Working for a Living
Drummer Turned Booking Agent, Davis McLarty
"...every Thursday. Nice scam -- if it were true. Fortunately, it's not, but because the Davis McLarty Agency books..."

Dec. 5, 1997 Music Feature by Andy Langer

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