The Flatlanders’ Rollicking New Album Pays Tribute to Country Music History
Over the years, the Flatlanders—Lubbock’s Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Butch Hancock—have earned a reputation as Americana music’s first supergroup, leading the way with a rootsy mix of country and bluegrass, along with a dash of rock and roll. Now they’re back with a new album, Treasure of Love, marking their fifth studio outing and the first since Hills and Valleys in 2009. Next year will be the fiftieth anniversary of their eight-track-tape debut, All-American Music. The fifteen songs on Treasure of Love (Rack ’em Records/Thirty Tigers) were initially laid down as rough tracks on various occasions with no particular plan in mind, but the COVID-19 lockdown provided an opportunity for the musicians to turn their attention to completing an album. Fellow Lubbockite Lloyd…View Original Post
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