Tuesday, November 2, 2010
– Joe Ely recently released new tracks on iTunes. The upload signals the near arrival of his forthcoming album "Satisfied At Last," his first studio release in almost four years.
Set for release in early 2011, "Satisfied At Last" (Rack 'Em Records), will include the two newly release tracks, Mockingbird Hill and You Can Bet I'm Gone. Ely recently performed the new songs during last weeks' A Prairie Home Companion show which, in addition to it's normal nationwide radio broadcast, was "cinecast" in movie theaters across the country. Ely, along with Sarah Watkins and Old Crow Medicine Show, were host Garrison Keillor's guests for the event.
Ely's last studio album, "Happy Songs From Rattlesnake Gulch," was released on Rack 'Em Records in 2007. Ely has quietly released several catalog works, including, "Silver City" ( 2007) and "Live Chicago 1987," (2008), a live bootleg recording of his 1980s' era band featuring Bobby Keys (Rolling Stones), Jimmy Pettit, Davis McLarty and guitar player, David Grissom. He also released his acclaimed live album, "LIVE Cactus!", with accordion maestro Joel Guzman in early 2008. A year later, along with his band mates, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock, The Flatlanders released, "Hills and Valleys."