Joe Ely – Tickets – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX – June 10th, 2017

Joe Ely

Special Acoustic Performance

Joe Ely

Ronnie Fauss

Sat Jun 10 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Granada Theater

$21 - $42 (fees included)

This event is 14 and over

Goes Great With: The Flatlanders, Robert Earl Keen, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Rodney Crowell

American singer, songwriter and guitarist whose music touches on honky-tonk, country and rock and roll.

Joe Ely
Joe Ely
Joe Ely is a wandering minstrel, gypsy cowboy, visionary song poet and house rocker on fire with his signature sound of blended country and rock. He's released over a dozen albums featuring the Americana classics "The Road Goes On Forever," "She Never Spoke Spanish To Me," "All Just To Get To You," "Me And Billy The Kid" and "Dallas," with his Flatlanders contemporaries Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock. Joe returns for another aniticpated acoustic performance as he celebrates his new release 'Panhandle Rambler.'
Ronnie Fauss
Ronnie Fauss
Ronnie Fauss grew up in the brutal Texas heat where 95 degrees often constitutes a nice night, and where a man may seek relief through the nearest watering hole or under the chords of a freshly-tuned guitar. Possessing a unique voice in the alt-country vein seamlessly stretching towards moments of Americana and folk, Fauss is both optimist and realist, chasing his dream girl down a long dirt road and lamenting the struggles of his friends and neighbors, which serve as a microcosm for the country at large.

The Dallas-based singer-songwriter announced his arrival on the scene with a string of EPs in 2009 & 2010 (New Songs for the Old Frontier, I Can't Make You Happy, Mulligan) that provided rough sketches of an artist stomping around in space until solid ground appeared beneath his feet. On I Am The Man You Know I'm Not, a gifted bare bones storyteller has emerged, singing in warm, personal tones accentuated by flourishes of electric guitars, fiddles, organs, and steel guitars.

Baring the influence of John Prine and Steve Earle, Fauss' songs excel with a remarkable economy of words and poignant, catchy hooks. The sparse, pastoral duet with Lilly Hiatt on Gram Parsons' "Sin City," an homage to the legends of Fauss' sub-genre, is tempered by the uptempo, Neil Young-channeling "The Night Before the War." Whether wandering around broken-hearted ("I Don't See You") or at relative peace ("Pistols in the Air"), Fauss eschews the whisky-guzzling country bad boy fa├žade in favor of the genuine article.

Recorded at BnG Studio in Nashville alongside producer Sigurdur Birkis (drummer for Will Hoge), I Am The Man You Know I'm Not is an 11-song testament to how far the alt-country sound has traveled from the classic Wilco and Uncle Tupelo records of the 90s. Fauss' narratives explore present tense perils and the requisite hope for tomorrow, all while acknowledging that things could fall apart at any moment.