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Joe Ely
Phone (916) 441-4693
Price $25-$27.50
Age Suitability 21 and up
Categories Rock Country

Joe Ely

Tuesday, Apr 8 7:00p

Country-rock singer/songwriter/guitarist Joe Ely was born Earle R. Ely on February 9, 1947, in Amarillo, TX. His family had worked for the Rock Island Line railroad dating back to the start of the century. When he was 12, the family moved to Lubbock, TX, where his father ran a used clothing store. Inspired by seeing Jerry Lee Lewis perform when he was a child, Ely aspired to a musical career, and he briefly took violin and steel guitar lessons before turning to the guitar. His father died when he… Show more

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From his early-1970s beginnings with seminal country band the Flatlanders, Joe Ely has seen substantial critical acclaim but only moderate commercial success. His music, which is often described as a bridge between early-'70s country-rock and '90s "New Country," is full of integrity and equipped with a certain timeless quality that marks only the finest rock songwriters....
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