Sunday, August 2, 2015

Concert Pick: Joe Ely in Sellersville

The great Texas roadhouse rocker Joe Ely plays the Sellersville Theater tonight.

Concert Pick: Joe Ely in Sellersville

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The great Texas roadhouse rocker Joe Ely plays the Sellersville Theater tonight.

The Lubbock, Texas native and founding Flatlander was once lionized by The Clash - "There ain't no better blend, than Joe Ely and his Texas men," Joe Strummer sang on Sandinista's "If Music Could Talk" - and has always been an electric live performer and captivating raconteur. With his own rugged story songs and the mystical country compositions of his compadres Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, he's got quite the songbook of American vernacular music to pull from.

Below, check out Ely circa 1990 with David Grissom on guitar blasting through "Are You Listening, Lucky?" plus a solo acoustic "Because Of The Wind" of more recent vintage.

The show starts at 8. Get there early for local Ely simpaticos Jon Houlon and Mik 'Slo-Mo" Brenner of John Train. Details here.

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