Coming to Liberty Hall on Aug. 13, at 8 p.m. is a true pioneer of the Americana sound, Joe Ely. Ely’s boundary-blurring blend of rock, country, blues and folk might most accurately be described as “Texas Roadhouse.”

Ely’s musical roots were established as a boy growing up on the vast and empty plains of West Texas. Ely’s legend was forged onstage, with relentlessly riveting live performances, hammered out over thousands of shows and countless touring miles from Lubbock to London and back again. Ely is embraced as a kindred spirit by artists as diverse as Bruce Springsteen, Linda Ronstadt and the Clash.

Over a four-decade career, Ely has been at the forefront of Outlaw Country, Alt-Country and Texas Country. He has been recognized as one of the best songwriters of his generation and garnered accolades including a GRAMMY Award, a CMA Award and the Americana Music Association’s “Lifetime Achievement Award” for Performance. In addition to his groundbreaking work as a solo artist, he is also widely known for his musical partnership with country’s first super group, The Flatlanders, with fellow Texas troubadours Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock.

Joe Ely is the Texas Commission of the Arts Artist of the year and their financial support has helped Liberty Hall bring him to the piney woods. Get your tickets now to see this legendary talent live at Liberty Hall. Tickets are $25-$20 and can be purchased at