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Joe Ely Returns to Mason’s Odeon Theater
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 • Posted April 6, 2011

Since Joe Ely last played in Mason at the Odeon Theater he has traveled and played gigs from coast to coast, border to border and around the world with stops at the David Letterman Show with the Flatlanders and a BBC television special with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt. As Joe says it he’s been "out the Back Door thru the Alley over the Water and across the Sand with a stop at the Oasis and over the Fence behind the Barn and thru the Chicken Yard to Hillbilly Heaven," and now, back to the Odeon Theater in Mason, Texas.

Joe will play for one night at the Odeon Saturday April 16 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Reservations are $20 per person. From sell out solo performances to duets with Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, the Clash, Linda Ronstadt, Rosie Flores to name but a few and from opening acts to original motion picture soundtrack albums, Joe Ely remains a Texas original. Ely has gained the respect of his friends and his peers, including such kindred spirits as Bruce Springsteen, who contributes vocals on one of his late albums, along with old friend Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and new friend Raul Malo of the Mavericks. Obviously, Joe continues to play as though the road goes on forever and the party will never end.

For 82 years the Odeon has provided ertertainment to Mason and the surrounding communities. The Odeon expects a sell out crowd so, advance reservations are suggested. For reservations or additional information call Dennis or Kay Evans at 325 347 6781. Also, check the Odeon Theater website at Concessions will also be open and you may bring your favorite beverage. The Odeon Preservation Association Concert Series is a fund raising event to renovate the Odeon Theater. The OPA is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Please join us for an exciting evening of musical entertainment. Come hear the man and his music.

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