Flatlanders Sign With New West

The Flatlanders — Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock — have signed with New West Records and will release a new CD May 21. The trio’s 1972 album, originally released only on eight-track tape, became a cult classic. Rounder reissued the collection in 1990. All three members of the group later established themselves as solo artists. 01/25/02