West Texas Super Groups | Music Crossroads of Texas

Nov 8, 2020

1971: The Flatlanders - (from left) Tony Pearson, Steve Wesson, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely, Butch Hancock.
Credit Butch Hancock / Texas Monthly

This week Curtis features the music of two West Texas super groups, the Flatlanders and The Panhandlers. The panhandlers are a newly formed quartet of Texas country artists Josh Abbott, Cleto Cordero, William Clark Green and John Baumann. The quartet released their self-titled debut album in March 2020. The Flatlanders, Joe Ely, Jimmy Dale Gilmore, and Butch Hancock formed in the early 1970s. The group’s first major recording project was in 1972 with famed producer and record executive Shelby Singleton. Listen in for more on these two West Texas super groups. 

2020: The Panhandlers - (from left) William Clark Green, Cleto Cordero, Josh Abbott, John Baumann
Credit thepanhandlers.com / Evolve Media

Track List 

  1. Dallas - The Flatlanders
  2. Caprockin' - The Panhandlers
  3. She Had Everything - The Flatlanders
  4. West Texas Girl - The Panhandlers
  5. Cactus Flower - The Panhandlers
  6. Stars in my Life - The Flatlanders
  7. Panhandle Slim - The Panhandlers
  8. Rose from the Mountain - The Flatlanders
  9. Bhagavan Decreed - The Flatlanders
  10. No Handle - The Panhandlers
  11. One Road More - The Flatlanders
  12. The Panhandler - The Panhandlers
  13. Tonight I'm Gonna Go Downtown - The Flatlanders
  14. West Texas in my Eye - The Panhandlers
  15. Down in my Hometown - The Flatlanders
  16. This Flatland Life - The Panhandlers