Joe Ely at the Courtyard Theater

Head over to the Plano courtyard theater on August 1st to see the great Texas musician Joe Ely! Show starts at 7:30 at The Courtyard Theater located at 1509 H Ave in Plano.

Joe Ely 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.

With Satisfied at Last, Joe Ely has made the album of his life. Literally.”It reflects where I am and where I’ve been,” he explains. “The whole record takes a kind of journey. As you reflect on it, you’re just glad you made it. Everything adds up differently than you had thought it would.”

Guitar powered and accordion laced, the music itself is classic Ely, underscoring his status as one of the true pioneers of the alt-country, Americana, “too rock for country, too country for rock” brigade. His boundary-blurring blend of rock, country, blues and folk has sometimes been termed “roadhouse music,” but might most accurately be described as “Texas music,” steeped in the heart of the Lone Star State. Over a career that spans some four decades, he’s been embraced as a kindred spirit by artists as diverse as Bruce Springsteen, Linda Ronstadt and the Clash

You can check out the full details and buy tickets at http://www.plano.gov/index.aspx?NID=208&Page=http://www.ticketbiscuit.com/PlanoStages/BuyTickets.aspx?EID=155380