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Lone Star Americana
- Tuesday, May 2, 2017
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Joe Ely Media
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The Highway Is My Home
Satisfied At Last
Jason Eady Media
With Special Guest Jason Eady
About Joe Ely
Joe Ely was born between Route 66 and the Rock Island Line in Amarillo, Texas, and he saw Jerry Lee Lewis playing on a flatbed trailer in an Amarillo dust storm when he was six years old. Since then he’s had a career than can fairly be called mythic. His songs about the geographic and romantic landscapes of the Lone Star State are pure poetry, but there’s no other Texas songwriter on whom rock has left a stronger mark. Joe was a member of the original Flatlanders, a backup vocalist with the Clash, and a member of Los Super Seven. Joe has also shared the stage with Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, the Clancy Brothers, and Uncle Tupelo. He is a true pioneer of “outlaw country,” Americana, and Texas music.
Joe is a recent recipient of the Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award. In the words of Texas music writer Joe Nick Patoski, Joe Ely was born “to roam the earth and preach the gospel of the Roadhouse, extolling the virtues of the nowhere-else-but-Texas pressure cooker environment where hard-core country and the rawest kind of rock and roll collide on the dance floor every Saturday night.”
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“Texan troubadour…Ely still sings with agility and swagger” -Guardian
“What I love about Joe is that even if he’s just sitting on the couch running through something he’s working on, he does it like his hair is on fire.” -Terry Allen, country singer/artist
About Jason Eady
Jason Eady’s original songs embrace multiple styles of die-hard country music, songs about the deep, messy details of love and life.
Although country music is Eady’s first love, he was exposed to the musical stew of the lower Delta — blues, soul, R&B and primal swamp rock — while growing up in Jackson, Mississippi. Eady was performing in local bars by the time he was 14, singing and playing guitar. He began writing his own songs, but the live music culture in the Magnolia State was geared to hits and classics rather than original music.
Eady moved to Nashville to seek a record deal, but he became disillusioned and headed back to Mississippi, joining the Air Force on the way home. After the military Eady got a job in a Fort Worth bank’s IT department, and he began attending open mic nights to blow off steam. Soon he developed a following.
Eady’s 2012 album, AM Country Heaven, was an artistic and commercial breakthrough that cracked the Top 40 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart, boasting an old-school honky-tonk sound and a complete lack of artifice.