Joe Gracey

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Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Producer/Writer
Location Austin, Texas
Introduction Joe Gracey was born in Ft. Worth, Texas ("Where the West Begins") on November 14, 1950. He worked in Top 40 radio from 1965 to 1972 in Ft. Worth and Austin. In 1972 Gracey, Willie Nelson, and others concocted the idea of a "progressive country" radio format. In 1974 Gracey and KOKE-FM received the "Trendsetter of the Year" award from Billboard Magazine for its Progressive Country format. He became talent coordinator for Austin City Limits. In this capacity, Gracey put together the reunion of Bob Wills' Texas Playboys, the pairing of Ry Cooder with Flaco Jimenez, and the first network television exposure for Clifton Chenier, Townes Van Zandt, Asleep at the Wheel, and Marcia Ball. In 1978 he set up Electric Graceyland Studios. He produced many Austin acts at Electric Graceyland, including Stevie Ray Vaughn. Gracey has worked on hundreds of recording projects since 1979. He and his wife, Kimmie Rhodes, tour Europe and the UK frequently and spend their off-time exploring and eating. He has been a frequent contributor to Saveur magazine. Joe & Kimmie also teach cooking classes at Central Market.
Favorite Music Bob Wills, Benny Goodman, T-Bone Walker, Jimmy Reed, Louis Armstrong, Beatles, Cash, Louvins, Emmylou, Delbert, et al et al et al
Favorite Books history, bio, autobio, historic fiction, religion, legend, some sci-fi, cooking, politics, Texana, etc.

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