A special guitar story

More than two decades later he found out a dark, but compelling secret about the guitar. It had been stolen and once belonged to a well-known artist in the Austin, Texas, music scene.

It had been handmade by Ted Newman of Austin for alternative country artist Joe Ely, who has toured with The Clash, Lyle Lovett and Guy Clark, among others.

What a great story.



  • bibulb

    Late to the game here, but if anyone HASN’T yet listened to Joe Ely, go fix that NOW. “Down On The Drag” and “Musta Notta Gotta Lotta” still hold up as damn fine albums, and it’s not like his work has gotten any WORSE in the last thirty years.