The Flatlanders were a legendary Texas band not for what they accomplished, which was one unreleased album cut in 1972 and rejected by every major and indie label, but for their personnel. The band’s three singer/songwriters were Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock, and they all went on to make a major impact on country music. Although none of them ever became superstars they all were highly influential artists in the alt.country scene which has now morphed into the category known as Americana. They reunited in 2001, thirty years after they cut their first album, as an Americana supergroup of legendary Texas icons.
Gilmore had been known Ely and Hancock, since they were teenagers. Gilmore made some demos for Buddy... Read More