Legendary country and folk songwriter Steve Earle returns to Chicago for two shows at Old Town School Of Folk Music in July. A rare opportunity to see Earle with his band The Dukes, this is one that should have folk and bluegrass fans beyond excited, let alone Earle's own diehard fanbase.
What We Say
Protégé of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, Steve Earle is one of today's master musical storytellers, whose songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, The Pretenders, Joan Baez and countless others. Throughout his more than 30-year career, Mr. Earle has mined the veins of American roots music: country rock and roll, folk and rockabilly. His debut record, Guitar Town, shot to No. 1 on the country charts, and his Grammy Award-winning albums include The Revolution Starts…Now, Washington Square Serenade and Townes. He is host of “The Steve Earle Show: Hardcore Troubadour” on Sirius XM Radio.
His debut novel, I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive, was published in 2011, and a second novel and a memoir are forthcoming. Mr. Earle is also recognized as an actor from his roles on HBO's “The Wire” and “Treme,” both created by David Simon.
Watch Steve Earle & The Dukes perform "Galway Girl" in 2015.