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Twistin' in the Wind
     

Twistin' in the Wind

by Joe Ely
 
Joe Ely, like fellow Texans Billy Joe Shaver, Guy Clark, and Townes Van Zandt, is pure originality. An artist whom other artist seek to emulate, he never disappoints. With this release, Ely continues his wild ride into the heart and soul of a man and the landscape he

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Joe Ely, like fellow Texans Billy Joe Shaver, Guy Clark, and Townes Van Zandt, is pure originality. An artist whom other artist seek to emulate, he never disappoints. With this release, Ely continues his wild ride into the heart and soul of a man and the landscape he inhabits. Effective as a songwriter and performer, Joe Ely became more potent with each passing year. His diversity buoys him up as he works his way through both the dark and the light. The title cut, "Up on the Ridge," and "You're Workin' for the Man" display his ability to cast a deep shadow upon life's more rugged passages. "Sister Soak the Beans" and "If I Could Teach My Chihuahua to Sing" are light and humorous, reflective of Ely's geography, Texas, and create a balance that too few artists ever find. With "Gulf Coast Blues" and a wonderful honky tonk concerto, "I Will Lose My Life," Ely proves to be a master painter who creates his songs from a vast palette of colors, textures, and experiences.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/12/1998
Label:
Mca Nashville
UPC:
0008817003122
catalogNumber:
70031

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joe Ely   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar
Mitch Watkins   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Keyboards
Bukka Allen   Keyboards
David Grissom   Electric Guitar
Donald Lindley   Percussion,Drums
Lloyd Maines   Dobro,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar
Davis McLarty   Drums
Jesse Taylor   Electric Guitar
Glenn Fukunaga   Bass Guitar
Chris Searles   Percussion
Joel Jose Guzman   Accordion
Gato   Background Vocals
Teye   Flamenco Guitar

Technical Credits

Joe Ely   Producer
Little Johnny Fader   Engineer
Charles Ray   Engineer
James Tuttle   Engineer

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