Joe Ely is a true Lone Star State cowboy. Since the Texas native's 1977 debut album, he has strung together a career that has included collaboration with the Clash and performances with Bruce Springsteen and Lyle Lovett.
Of those three, Ely is most like Lovett: a remarkable artist in the country tradition. His singular voice can make any song, no matter how old or new, sound warm and familiar. And Ely has quite the catalog, nearly 20 studio albums, so you can expect a wide-ranging set list.