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Joe Ely: I’m A Honky Tonk Man…

John Tobler, Country Music People, October 1992

The career of Joe Ely, one of the most dynamic performers in the world and a leading light of the Texan singer/songwriter genre, has largely taken place in two distinct phases – his genesis in the late 1970s as a new and exciting name in the then largely discredited field of country/rock, and his recent return to the major league with music that owes as much to R&B and rock as it does to country.

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