By Joe Ely
Since he first hitched a journey out of Lubbock, Texas, on the age of 16, singer-songwriter and Flatlanders band member Joe Ely has been a highway warrior, touring highways and again roads throughout the US and Europe, enjoying tune for "2 hours of ecstasy" out of "22 hours of misery." to stick sane at the street, Ely retains a magazine, penning verses that typically morph into songs, and different instances stay "snapshots of what was once flying by way of, simply out of succeed in, so that you can delight in at a later date while the wheels cease rolling, and the gears hand over grinding, and the engines close down."
In Bonfire of Roadmaps, Ely takes readers at the highway with him. utilizing verse passages from his highway journals and his personal drawings, Ely authentically re-creates the adventure of a musician's lifestyles on travel, from the tough goodbyes at domestic, to the lengthy hours at the highway, to the pleasure of a very good reside convey, to the exhaustion after weeks of traveling. Ely's highway journeys start as he rides the rails to long island in 1972 and proceed up via contemporary live performance excursions with fellow Flatlanders Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock.
While acknowledging that "it isn't the nature of a gypsy to seem within the rearview mirror," Joe Ely however bargains his many enthusiasts a revelatory glance again over the roads he is traveled and the knowledge he is received from his reviews. And for "those who are looking to enterprise past the horizon simply to see what's there... to these, i am hoping those money owed will provide a glint of inspiration..."
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