Antone’s hosted the American Music Association party for SXSW that included Joe Ely, Buddy Miller, and James McMurtry.
Joe Ely was introduced as an “ambassador for Texas” that had been honored at the Americana Awards in Nashville by Lyle Lovett and Patty Griffin from the Texas music clan in September.
Playing with Joel Guzman, Joe started his set with
Ranches and Rivers
All Just To Get To You
He introduced Mr. Joel and said it was great to be there. He talked about having friends from miles around in town, “from Dripping Springs to Bastrop to Dublin.” He said they were celebrating the release of their acoustic album from the Cactus Cafe.
Slow You Down
Letter to Laredo
Joe said he had a songwriter friend just into town from East New Mexico named Ryan Bingham and brought him out.
Ryan said, “Let’s do a Townes Van Zandt song” and Joe joined him on
White Freight Liner