Brad Tyer

Brad Tyer
Former Observer managing editor Brad Tyer currently lives in Missoula, Montana, where he edits the Missoula Independent.

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Joe Ely, Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore
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New Biography Compiles the Legends of The Flatlanders

The triumvirate of Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock is a singular musical entity. It’s also an acquired—if acclaimed—taste, and John T. Davis, one of the most well-seasoned of Texas-music scribes, doesn’t bother making too much of a case for the band’s undersung importance, neglected influence, or ill-acknowledged greatness. Read More

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