The Flatlanders in concert with Dan Penn
Lubbock’s Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely, and Butch Hancock have been friends for almost 40 years, and members of that not-really-a-band, life-of-its-own musical entity known as The Flatlanders for nearly as long. Their almost-annual fall shows at the Paramount are showcases of master songwriters at work, none more so than last year’s edition when they were joined for the first time by opening act Dan Penn.
The Vernon, Alabama native behind “The Dark End of the Street,” “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man,” and “I’m Your Puppet” blew away the near-capacity crowd with an understated and righteous solo performance. He’s returning once more to open for the Panhandle legends.