Joe Ely ***Extra***
**This is an extra added show - not a part of the regular music series**
Panhandle Rambler is Joe Ely back home, returned to the always dusty, perpetually windy, generally arid, frequently smoldering, and seemingly barren landscape around Lubbock where he grew up and first began playing music. A place that has hosted
generations of dry land farmers and wildcatters. Its where Joe found his calling as a writer and performer. First located that unmistakable voice. Learned to carry himself upright and open, to move with determination.
In the rocknroll era, the vast spaces of west Texas have been filled with great music. Joe Ely stands in a tradition born out on these gritty plains. It includes Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings, Tanya Tucker, Guy Clark, Delbert McClinton,
Don Walser, Terry Allen, Lloyd Maines, his daughter Natalie Maines, and Joes enduring musical partners, Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore.
It is a land where you can see for miles and miles and miles. Only those who dont know it find it barren. For its full of stories if you know where to seek them. And it has customs and amusements all its own. Even the forever dipping oil wells have their role. In high school, we used to get somebody to buy us a six pack and go out there to the fields and ride the front part of those oil pumps all night long, Joe remembers.
Now, Ely lives in Austin and spends much of his life on the road. But when hes accumulated enough song ideas, Lubbock is where Joe heads. Somehow, just driving for hours down those country roads is still the best place for me finish my
Come to the show. Bring a friend. Bring your spouse. Bring your favorite beverage. But most of all bring a warm smile and a great Eden welcome to the artists coming to our home. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 day of show. But hurry, this show is expected to sell out, and there will be no standing room tickets sold. For tickets and info, call the Eden City Office at 869-2211 or visit www.greenapplemusic.com. Please note this is an outdoor venue so please dress accordingly & unfortunately there will be no rain checks. An alternate venue will be considered in the event of rain.
Green Apple Art Center (View)
301 S. Main Street
Eden, TX 76837
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|