The Flatlanders to Play at Agnes Scott

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Three of Texas’ most respected singer/songwriters, The Flatlanders (Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely and Butch Hancock), will perform at Agnes Scott on March 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Hall, Gaines Chapel. The concert is part of the Eddie and Agnes Concert Series, a partnership between Eddie’s Attic and Agnes Scott.
Eddie and Agnes Concert Series
The event is general admission; tickets are $30 and may be purchased at or by calling the Eddie’s Attic box office at 1-877-548-3237. A limited number of discounted tickets are available for Agnes Scott students, faculty and staff for $20.

The Flatlanders, lifelong friends, began making music together more than 30 years ago. They released their first work in 1972 as an eight-track tape only and then on vinyl that was only available in Europe. The band gained a cult following. But with the group’s recordings rare and hard to find, they went their separate ways, each becoming successful musicians while remaining friends. They reunited in 1998 when asked to write a song for “The Horse Whisperer” soundtrack – which they wrote together. On the 1972 recording they wrote individually and recorded together. The collaborative effort paid off, leading to the critically acclaimed albums Now Again (May 2002) and Wheels Of Fortune (January 2004). The group’s latest album is Hills And Valleys (March 2009).

Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Students are drawn to Agnes Scott by its excellent academic reputation, exceptional faculty and metropolitan Atlanta location—offering myriad social, cultural and experiential learning opportunities. This highly selective liberal arts college is known for its diverse and dynamic intellectual community. Through SUMMIT, it provides every student, regardless of major, with an individualized course of study and co-curricular experiences that develop leadership abilities and understanding of complex global dynamics.