The Flatlanders’ Rollicking New Album Pays Tribute to Country Music History

The Flatlanders’ Rollicking New Album Pays Tribute to Country Music History

The FlatlandersOver 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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