February 9: Joe Ely was born in 1947


You sure look fine tonight, in the beer sign light.
Why did you seem surprised when I saw through your disguise.
All your friends were there and no one had a care.
They all just looked away in this Honky Tonk Masquerade.
– Joe Ely

“I think I’ll always be restless, always trying new stuff, I gotta do that. I like the unknown. I like to see what’s going to happen without knowing what the outcome will be. For some reason, I like jumping off into new places where I have no clue what will happen.”
– Joe Ely

The Road Goes On Forever:

From Wikipedia:

Born February 9, 1947 (age 71)
Origin Lubbock, Texas, United States
Genres Americana, Texas country, country rock, progressive country, outlaw country, alt-country, heartland rock, Tex-Mex
Occupations Singer-songwriter, guitarist
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active 1970–present
Labels MCA, Hightone
Associated acts The Flatlanders, Los Super Seven
Website JoeEly.com


Joe Ely (born February 9, 1947, Amarillo, Texas, United States) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist whose music touches on honky-tonk, Texas Country, Tex-Mex and rock and roll.

He has had a genre-crossing career, performing with Bruce Springsteen, Uncle Tupelo, Los Super Seven, The Chieftains and James McMurtry in addition to his early work with The Clash and more recent acoustic tours with Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt, and Guy Clark.

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Joe Strummer & Joe Ely


Box Cars (Live 1980):

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Joe Ely & Bruce Springsteen


Joe Ely, Bruce Springsteen & Alejandro Escovedo – Midnight Train:

Album of the day

From Lubbock to Laredo (2002)

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-Egil & Hallgeir