This Texas folk trio released its first album in five years on March 31, and is on tour now. The Flatlanders started their journey in Austin last weekend and will be playing in Ithaca, New York today and Albany tomorrow. After performing in New Hampshire and Connecticut, they return to play in New York City and then go on to Massachusetts, Maine and Pennsylvania and make a circle back around the country, visiting a total of 19 states through June. The group will also perform at the Country Rendez-Vous Festival in France in July.
Group members Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely and Butch Hancock are all singer/songwriters. They co-wrote about two-thirds of the tracks on the new CD, Hills and Valleys, released by New West Records. Judging from my own listening to the web site samples, fans won’t be disappointed with the results. Brad Buchholz of The Austin American-Statesman has written a detailed review for the paper’s Austin360 site.Read More Add a Comment