THE FLATLANDERS / JIMMIE VAUGHAN & THE TILT-A-WHIRL BAND

THE FLATLANDERS / JIMMIE VAUGHAN & THE TILT-A-WHIRL BAND
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Friday, April 5 at 8 p.m.
The Northern Lights Theater

There’s something pretty special about country music. The way a slide effortlessly glides across guitar strings or how a harmonica holds a note, they signal some of Americana’s origins. It calls to mind an open plain during a simpler time. As early as the time settlers roamed the countryside as they moved a heard of cattle from one farm to the next, country music’s twang could be heard measure by measure. That’s the nostalgia The Flatlanders call to mind.

Formed in 1970, all original members, Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore & Butch Hancock, continue to make music together. Despite only finding successes as solo artists, The Flatlanders are best known for being completely rejected by the country music establishment. The dejection and morose sound of a fingerpicked acoustic guitar, drowned out only by lyrics of loss or being misunderstood, The Flatlanders would have plenty to be sour about, yet they still released a follow-up to their debut after 30 years. And at that point, why not play together some more? Back on the road like a trio of cowboys, by the light of the silvery moon, The Flatlanders perform songs from the flat lands for which they’re named. 

Joining The Flatlanders is the fabulous Jimmie Vaughan & The Tilt-A-Whirl Band. You know Jimmie. You love Jimmie. Guitar Player Magazine said it best, “Jimmy Vaughan is a living legend.” Blues revivalist, Vaughan, is at the forefront of the compelling and appealing music, all disguised and fashioned in his musical statement—spoken through not only his vocals, but also his guitar.

Maybe country and blues always sounded best in tandem. Find out for yourself.

All guests must be at least 21 years old to enter Theater, or to watch shows at Bar 360 or The Fire Pit's side bar. All tickets are sold with a no return or exchange policy. All schedules/times are subject to change at any time without notice.