Texas Music Icon Joe Ely
Fact: I have seen Joe Ely perform Live in concert more times by far than any other musician; trailing far in second in Willie Nelson, who i’ve seen close to fifty times; my count on Joe Ely shows has to be more than one hundred.
Another fact: Joe Ely has been on the internet probably longer than any other musical artist, so check out his website www.ely.com .
Joe Ely’s Guitars
In my painting, Joe Ely is wearing gloves because the men around him have the guitar playing duties covered in aces.
I have noticed for a longtime that Joe Ely has an uncanny knack to discover and attract some of the greatest guitar players in Texas music history including, but certainly not limited to, these legendary guitarists depicted in my painting:
- Charlie Sexton
- David Grissom
- Lloyd Maines
- Jesse “Guitar” Taylor
- Ian Moore
- David Holt