On June 8th, 1972, The Flatlanders—made up of Lubbock schoolmates Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Butch Hancock—played at the One Knite, a dive bar on Red River.
The show was casual. A couple dozen friends came and drank beers and chatted while the band played. As Ely recalls, they were getting ready for a few gigs around Austin and used the session as a chance to work on some of their new material.
Little did The Flatlanders know, the sound engineer at the One Knite was recording. And in fact, they didn’t discover those recordings until almost three decades later.
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