Joe Ely (the rocker), Jimmie Dale Gilmore (the silver-throated spiritualist), and Butch Hancock (the artsy revelation) grew up playing music and eating peyote together in Lubbock, Texas. More a Legend Than a Band, recorded in 1972, is simply one of the best alt-country albums ever. And their new release, Hills and Valley, is an equally stellar collection of golden harmonies and wild, windy tunes for troubled times. With Joe Pug.
Thu., April 9, 8 p.m., 2009