The Flatlanders release first disc in 12 years; Dasher debuts with EP
Friday, July 9, 2021
– The Flatlanders, the Texas-based trio of Butch Hancock, Joe Ely and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, released "Treasure of Love" via Rack 'Em Records / Thirty Tigers. The album marks their first collection of newly recorded music in more than 12 years and was completed during the COVID-19 lockdown with the assistance of multi-instrumentalist Lloyd Maines, who co-produced with Ely.
Hannah Dasher releases her five-song EP, "The Half Record," today. Dasher, a Georgia native, helped write four of the songs on the release. Dasher's first cut came from Brad Paisley on "Go To Bed Early," a co-write with Brent Anderson and Chris DuBois from his 2017 album "Love and War." Dasher, Lainey Wilson and Frank Romano co-wrote "LA" for Wilson's 2019 EP "Redneck Hollywood." Dasher also has attracted followers for her TikTok series on cooking, "Stand By Your Pan."
Every Flatlanders' album release is a welcome treat, but "Treasure of Love" is especially sweet. Although there are some standout originals on this release, most of these 15 tracks are well chosen cover versions. Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely and Butch Hancock are all distinctive vocalists, and these seasoned performers make each of these songs their own, whether penned them themselves or not.
Although these three iconic Texans have always blurred stylistic lines, this album ...
The Flatlanders' debut album, when it was eventually released years after it was recorded, was appropriately entitled, "More a Legend Than a Band." The group, which came together in 1972 and featured a very young Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely and Butch Hancock, never really had a chance to make their mark the first time around. After all three singer/songwriters became stars of the Texas music scene, the band was rediscovered, leading to an eventual reunion and more excellent albums. ...
When The Flatlanders sing, "We're all just migrants on this Earth" during Homeland Refugee, it's a great equalizing statement. Yes, Joe Ely, Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, three iconic singer/songwriters that moonlight as The Flatlanders, once again honestly reflect the collective mood of the nation. Homeland Refugee and After the Storm allude to the way such factors as weather events and economic upheaval severely alter the way we live.
There are also straight out ...