Two members of the legendary Flatlanders played Cruise but I can't remember when..anyone?
Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock were the perfect couple to enter The Cruise Cafe and I'm sure they felt at home away from home. They were backed by the late Jessie Taylor on guitar.
Even though I'm not sure about the date, I'm sure neither of these fine gentleman had web pages at the time and I'm not even sure if I had a computer back then... times have changed.
Jimmie Dale of course is almost as famous for his acting career (Smokey in The Big Lebowski) as his music career even though he is foremost, a songwriter.
Butch and Jimmie Dale are still both active as a duo, as solo artists and as The Flatlanders along with their old buddy Joe Ely. Joe Ely recorded the classic Honkey Tonk Masquerade and also recorded a live album with The Clash, where he sang I keep my finger nails long so they click when I play the piano, that line has always stuck with me.
Catch them live if you can, and get ready for top notch songwriting and performing.
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Jimmie Dale Gilmore