This just in from Austin, TX: The legendary
Flatlanders — Joe Ely, Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore — will appear on The Late Show With David Letterman on Tuesday, July 21.
The following day the group heads overseas for a three week tour of Europe, performing in France, Switzerland, Ireland and England, in support of their latest album, Hills and Valleys (New West Records).
Upon their return, they will record for National Public Radio broadcast of Mountain Stage on Aug. 16 along with The Robert Cray Band and Robin and Linda Williams, Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson and Mike Seeger. (The episode will broadcast in October.)
Hills and Valleys topped the Americana Charts for five weeks and garnered tremendous praise from such publications as Spin, Rolling Stone, Mojo, Uncut, Esquire Magazine, Paste, Revolver and Maverick Magazine, to name but a few.
The Flatlanders is comprised of three of Texas’ most respected singer/songwriters - Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock. Since the release of Hills and Valley’s earlier this year, the group has toured North America relentlessly.
Hills And Valleys was produced by Grammy® Award winning producer Lloyd Maines (Dixie Chicks, Home), who also appears on the album playing acoustic guitar, Dobro, pedal, steel and more.