The Flatlanders' Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock appear here on Mountain Stage, recorded live on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown. The three have played Mountain Stage many times over the years, both together and as a group.
The band first came together in Lubbock, Texas, in 1972, and only stayed together for about a year. And even though the group never issued a full-fledged studio album during its brief original run, the core members of The Flatlanders went on to become three of America's most respected musicians. Naturally, interest in the group began to rise along with the careers of Ely, Gilmore and Hancock, and their material was finally released to critical and commercial success in 1990.
The group recently released its very first collection of recordings, The Odessa Tapes, which were long thought to be lost. The three musicians appear here alongside lead guitarist Robbie Gjersoe, bassist Jimmy Petit and drummer Pat Manske.
- "Hopes Up High"
- "Rose From The Mountain"
- "Not That Much Has Changed"
- "Thank God For The Road"
- "Right Where I Belong"
- "Pay The Alligator"