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Joe Ely Live at ACL sings Down on the Drag & Annie Been Working On the Midnight Shift & Suckin on a Bottle of Gin


Joe Ely (born February 9, 1947, Amarillo, Texas, United States) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist whose music touches on honky-tonk, Texas country, Tex-Mex and rock and roll. He has had a genre-crossing career….performing with Bruce Springsteen, Uncle Tupelo, Los Super Seven, the Chieftains and James McMurtry….in addition to his early work with the Clash….and more recent acoustic tours with Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt, and Guy Clark. Joe Ely has always had a huge following in Austin….playing many venues throughout his career….drawing crowds wherever he played. 

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