Joe Ely

Joe Ely worked on a variety of projects during his entertainment career. Joe Ely's acting career began with roles in the series "Austin City Limits" (PBS, 1974-2015) and "The Texas Connection" (The Nashville Network ... Read more »
Born: 02/09/1947 in Amarillo, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (12)

Austin City Limits 1974 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

The King of Luck 2016 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

South of Heaven, West of Hell 2000 (Movie)

Petrified Paul (Actor)

The Road 1994 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Texas Connection 1989 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Country Music Hall of Fame 25 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Joe Ely and Band 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Best of American Music Shop 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Showtime Coast to Coast: American Music 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Buddy Holly and the Crickets -- A Tribute 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor
Music (10)

Leaves of Grass 2010 (Movie)

("My Wildest Dreams Go Wilder Every Day") (Song)

Hope Floats 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

Tin Cup 1996 (Movie)

(Song)

Tin Cup 1996 (Movie)

("Character Flaw") (Song Performer)

Joe Ely and Band 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Switch 1991 (Movie)

(Song)

Switch 1991 (Movie)

("Are You Listenin' Lucky") (Song Performer)

Der Stand der Dinge 1981 (Movie)

("Standin' at the Big Hotel" "Fools Fall in Love") (Song Performer)

Roadie 1980 (Movie)

("Hopes Up High" "Brainlock") (Song)

Roadie 1980 (Movie)

("Hopes Up High" "Brainlock") (Song Performer)

Biography

Joe Ely worked on a variety of projects during his entertainment career. Joe Ely's acting career began with roles in the series "Austin City Limits" (PBS, 1974-2015) and "The Texas Connection" (The Nashville Network, 1989-1993). He appeared in a number of television specials, including "Buddy Holly and the Crickets -- A Tribute" (PBS, 1987-88) and "Showtime Coast to Coast: American Music" (Showtime, 1989-1990). Joe Ely also contributed music to "Roadie" (1980) and the comedy "Der Stand der Dinge" (1982) with Patrick Bauchau. He also worked in television during these years, including a part on "The Road" (The Nashville Network, 1994-96). He also contributed to a variety of television specials, including "Joe Ely and Band" (1990-91), "The Best of American Music Shop" (The Nashville Network, 1990-91) and "Country Music Hall of Fame 25" (CBS, 1991-92). Joe Ely also created music for the Ellen Barkin comedy "Switch" (1991). Joe Ely focused on film in more recent years, appearing in the Dwight Yoakam crime feature "South of Heaven, West of Hell" (2000), "Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten" (2007) and "Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes" (2008). Joe Ely also contributed music to "Tin Cup" (1996) with Kevin Costner and the Sandra Bullock dramedy "Hope Floats" (1998). Joe Ely most recently worked on "Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years" (PBS, 2014-15).

Milestones

Popular songs include "Sister Soak The Beans" and "Letter To Laredo".

Known for such albums as "Letter To Laredo" and "Live At Liberty Lunch"

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