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Live Cactus!


Download links and information about Live Cactus! by Joe Ely, Joel Guzman. This album was released in 2008 and it belongs to Rock, Country, Outlaw Country, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 01:02:58 minutes.

Artist: Joe Ely, Joel Guzman
Release date: 2008
Genre: Rock, Country, Outlaw Country, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 13
Duration: 01:02:58
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No. Title Length
1. Up On the Ridge (Live) 5:06
2. Slow You Down (Live) 4:29
3. Because of the Wind (Live) 4:38
4. All Just to Get to You (Live) 4:09
5. Miss Bonnie and Mr. Clyde (Live) 5:09
6. Letter to Laredo (Live) 5:29
7. Where Is My Love? (Live) 4:57
8. Ranches and Rivers (Live) 4:02
9. All That You Need (Live) 4:30
10. Wind's Gonna Blow You Away (Live) 4:23
11. Maybe She'll Find Me (Live) 4:35
12. I'm a Thousand Miles from Home (Live) 5:35
13. White Freightliner Blues (Live) 5:56



Texas singer/songwriter Joe Ely has been documenting his shows by releasing a live album every ten years or so. His latest, 2008’s Live Cactus!, is his most satisfying in-concert offering since 1981’s rambunctious Live Shots. Here he takes a stripped-down approach, using only accordionist Joel Guzman to accompany his voice and acoustic guitar. Performing before an appreciative crowd at Austin’s Cactus Cafe, Ely renews his credentials as a master of high ‘n’ lonesome-style country with poignant renditions of “Because of the Wind” and “I’m a Thousand Miles from Home.” “Where Is My Love?” and “Up On the Ridge” evoke a melancholy Tex-Mex atmosphere, while a flash of populist anger lights up “Ranches and Rivers.” While Ely doesn’t emphasize his rock side, he does kick up some dust with “Slow You Down” and “All Just to Get to You.” Honors for the most affecting song go to “Letter to Laredo,” a delicately wrought romantic lament sung with a soft-lit intensity, and up-and-coming alt-country artist Ryan Bingham adds his scorched vocal tones to “White Freightliner Blues.” Live Cactus! provides a snapshot of a Lone Star legend in fine form.