Music Review: 'Letter to Laredo' Ely's best record since 1987's Lord of the Highway . The scruffy-voiced singer-songwriter plays to his main strength, storytelling, and roams about his favorite terrain,… Joe Ely Country
Music Review

Music Review: 'Letter to Laredo'

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Lead Performance: Joe Ely; Genre: Country

Ely's best record since 1987's Lord of the Highway. The scruffy-voiced singer-songwriter plays to his main strength, storytelling, and roams about his favorite terrain, the Texas-Mexico borderlands. Checking in for two tunes is Bruce Springsteen, who lends more than mere marquee value — he sings his heart out. A-

Originally posted Sep 08, 1995 Published in issue #291 Sep 08, 1995 Order article reprints