2020 Grammys

Now Again

West Coast independent New West Records is the proud owner of the much anticipated reunion of this talented Texas trio: Joe Ely, Butch Hancock, and Jimmie Dale Gilmore.

West Coast independent New West Records is the proud owner of the much anticipated reunion of this talented Texas trio: Joe Ely, Butch Hancock, and Jimmie Dale Gilmore. Each a substantial and celebrated artist in his own right, as the Flatlanders, they are greater than the sum of their individual parts, conjuring a confident West Texas hoodoo that's worth the wait. Armed with a stellar studio band, each artist shines, whether it's Gilmore's sincere tenor on the relaxed "Going Away," Hancock's roughhewn romance on "Julia," or Ely on the surly twangfest "I Thought the Wreck Was Over." The title cut effectively blends Beatles-styled harmonies and tasteful production with Mexicali flavor, and "Pay the Alligator" boogies with authority. "South Winds of Summer," a sweeping anthem delivered with passion and boasting a nifty tempo switch, brings classy closure to an event record that lives up to all expectations.—RW
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