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Joe Mauldin, RIP

Way too many obits the past few months, but this passing is worth mentioning, not only to fans of West Texas music, but to fans of rock ‘n’ roll as we know it. 146 more words

Joe Ely and the Question of "Sci-Fi" Country Music

There’s a great article by Dave Heaton of PopMatters about Joe Ely, one of the great Texas songwriters.  Entitled “Do iPhones Dream of Boxcars”, it covers the recently re-released digital recordings Ely did in the 1980s (long after the Flatlanders split and after Ely toured with the Clash) and uses it to ask some questions about SF and country music.   281 more words

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