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Van Zandt's New "Love"

Jason Cohen, Rolling Stone, 23 September 2004

IF YOU KNOW your Texas music, it's a famous story: in 1970 a young Joe Ely picked up a hitchhiker on his way to Houston. The stranger left behind a copy of his album, which Ely and his fellow Lubbockites Jimmie Gilmore and Butch Hancock were knocked out by. They became the Flatlanders, a hugely influential band in what we now call "alt-country" or "Americana."

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