The links to many of these stories are temporarily unavailable due to the untimely passing of our friend and Phawker publisher, Jonathan Valania, as the Phawker website is currently down. We are hopeful that the website will be back online soon.
Train Army: And, say, check out my debut on Phawker. I’ve never had a chance to write about Joe Ely or the Flatlanders and jumped at the opportunity when editor-in-chief of Phawker, Jonathan Valania, asked me to write something on Ely’s new archival release called Full Circle: The Lubbock Tapes. I tried not to but, of course, I went totally over the top. What can I say? Butch, Joe, and Jimmie have had a profound influence on me. Anyway, hope you dig it. It’s my first att