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Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage
March 6, 2012 The Texas singer-songwriter blends folk, rock, and country in this session of Mountain Stage. Listen to songs from his latest album, Satisfied at Last.
July 27, 2010 In 1973, three songwriters released their first album together; it was available only as an 8-track tape. The record was reissued 18 years later, after each member (Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely and Butch Hancock) had risen to individual fame. With its classic Texas sound intact, the band plays songs from its new album.
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July 23, 2008 For the special taping of Mountain Stage in Bristol, Va./Tenn., musical guests Dierks Bentley, Vieux Farka Toure, Joe Ely, Kelly Willis and Roger Rasnake take on a local legend's most famous tune for their joint final number.
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July 9, 2008 A genre-crossing songwriter who has toured the world in four different decades, the Texan showed off his country chops while covering The Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers in the town where they made their first records.
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September 4, 2007 After getting his start with The Flatlanders in 1972, the singer and guitarist has spent the years since carving out a large audience in a wide variety of projects. He's continued to churn out albums and build his reputation as a live act, touring with the likes of Bruce Springsteen.
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January 26, 2007 Guy Clark, Joe Ely, John Hiatt, and Lyle Lovett are four singer-songwriters who straddle folk and country music. On this program, they share some of their favorite new songs and old standards, slipping in a few tributes to the city of Los Angeles, home to the Disney Concert Hall.
August 12, 2002 Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely, and Butch Hancock — accomplished solo country musicians — started out as The Flatlanders. They recorded one album together 30 years ago. Now, they have another ... a sort of Flatlanders reunion. It's called Now Again.
July 21, 2002 Thirty years ago, the Flatlanders released their first record to almost universal indifference. Now, with the release of their second album, Now Again (New West Records), they're one of the nation's most talked about country bands, thanks to nationally syndicated radio host Don Imus. From member station KUHF in Houston, Ed Mayberry reports.
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