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.
Ely spent his formative years from age 12 in Lubbock, Texas, and attended Monterey High School.
In 1970, with fellow Lubbock musicians Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock, he formed the Flatlanders. According to Ely, "Jimmie [Gilmore] was like a well of country music. He knew everything about it. And Butch was from the folk world. I was kinda the rock & roll guy, and we almost hadЧитать далее в Википедии...
Альбомы и синглы:
- Down on the Drag [альбом]
- Musta Notta Gotta Lotta [альбом]
- Settle for Love [альбом]
- Joe Ely [1977, альбом]
- Honky Tonk Masquerade [1978, альбом]
- Lord of the Highway [1987, альбом]
- Dig All Night [1988, альбом]
- Love and Danger [1993, альбом]
- Letter to Laredo [29.08.1995, альбом]
- Twistin' in the Wind [12.05.1998, альбом]
- Streets of Sin [15.07.2003, альбом]
- Happy Songs From Rattlesnake Gulch [06.02.2007, альбом]
- Silver City [10.04.2007, альбом]
- Satisfied at Last [07.06.2011, альбом]
- Panhandle Rambler [18.09.2015, альбом]
- Live Shots
- Live at Liberty Lunch [27.09.1990]
- Live at Antones 
- Live Cactus! [11.03.2008]
- No Bad Talk or Loud Talk [сборник]
- The Best of Joe Ely [сборник]
- Time for Travelin': The Best of Joe Ely, Volume 2 [1996, сборник]
- Joe Ely / Honky Tonk Masquerade [11.09.2000, сборник]
- From Lubbock to Laredo: The Best Of [15.04.2002, сборник]
- 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Joe Ely [09.03.2004, сборник]