Longtime listeners of KUTX may be quick to recognize Joe Ely‘s name and affinity for well-woven narrative lyricism, perhaps from one of his many visits to Studio 1A over the years. Through Ely’s solo performances and appearances with The Flatlanders, he’s hardly a stranger at the Cactus Cafe, where he’ll be performing this Friday and Saturday, both featuring an opening set from Miles Zuniga (of Fastball). For a preview of Ely’s live demeanor, check out “Run Little Pony” – recorded on Ely’s most recent visit back in February – and if the audio isn’t enough for you, there’s a video to boot.
You can see Joe Ely Friday December 15th and Saturday December 16th at the Cactus Cafe and you can listen to him right here on KUTX.
–Jack Anderson (Host Monday-Wednesday 8-11pm, Saturday 6-10am)