Steve Earle & the Dukes

Steve Earle is one of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of his generation.  A protege of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, he quickly became a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs being recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Joan Baez, Emmylou Harris, The Pretenders, and countless others.  1986 saw the release of his debut record, Guitar Town, which shot to number one on the country charts. What followed was a varied array of releases including the Grammy Award winning albums The Revolution Starts...Now (2004), Washington Square Serenade (2007), and Townes(2009).  A true Renaissance man, Earle has become a novelist, a film, TV, and stage actor, playwright, record producer, and radio host.  In 2018, he appeared in the off-Broadway play Samara, for which he also wrote the score that The New York Times called “exquisitely subliminal.”  2018 marked the 30th Anniversary of his legendary album Copperhead Road.  In 2019, Steve Earle is set to release GUY, his highly anticipated 19th studio album.

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Subgenre: Americana
From: New York, NY