Steve Earle - The 2014Tour
Steve Earle, renowned Country singer, actor, and writer is back on the tour, covering
over 20 cities across three continents. The singer is bringing his hearty Texas attitude and soulful voice to a major city
near you, including: Richmond, VA; Troy, NY; Boston, MA; Philadelphia, PA; Queensland, Sydney, and Melbourne, Australia; Auckland,
New Zealand; Tacoma, WA; Portland, OR; Grass Valley and Anaheim, CA; Calgary, Canada; Devon, United Kingdom; and Tonder, Denmark.
Don't see your city? Check StubHub for a full list of locations! Whether you're seeing him in the biggest concert halls or
the most exciting music festivals, Steve Earle is not to be missed!
About Steve Earle
Born in 1955 as
Stephen Fain Earle, Steve Earle spent most of his childhood growing up in San Antonio, Texas. He would learn guitar at the
age of 11, and three years later would run away from home to follow his musical idol, singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt.
He would formally drop out of school at 16 and moved in with his uncle, a musician living in Houston. Earle finally met Townes
Van Zandt, and would spend the rest of his life pursuing his passion for music.
Steve moved to Nashville, Tennessee
and spent most of his younger years working low paying jobs by day and pursuing his musical career by night. One of his first
accomplishments was writing and recording on Texas musician Guy Clark's album Old No. 1. He would be included in the 1975
documentary Heartworn Highways, about the Nashville music scene. While he would grow musically and still be around his idol
Townes Van Zandt, Steve would eventually move back and forth between Tennessee and Texas and continue to take various jobs
all while pursuing his career as a musician.
Earle's music would begin to take on political overtones, especially in
the wake of the Vietnam war. Over the course of his lifetime Earle would become increasingly conscientious about the issues
of his time, writing lyrics that were patently anti-war and anti-death penalty. His political activities would crescendo during
the Bush years, when Earle wrote songs leading up to the 2004 elections calling into question the actions of the Bush administration.
most recent releases, I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive and The Low Highway, hit the country charts at #4 and #12 respectively.
These most recent successes have shown that Steve is still the innovator he has always been, now with 4 decades of success
in the industry.
Steve Earle's music career would first pickup major traction in 1982, when
he released the EP Pink & Black with his band The Dukes. This would lead him to a seven record deal with MCA Records,
with his first major release being Guitar Town in 1986. He would reach the Top Ten single list back to back in 1986 and 1987,
with his tracks "Guitar Town" and "Goodbye's All We've Got Left".
Earle would experiment in many different genres and
styles, always keeping critics and fans alike guessing as to what he would put out next. Copperhead Road in 1989 would be
an eclectic mix of hard rock and folk, while 1990's The Hard Way would take him further in the rock direction.
would take a four year hiatus from writing, but made a huge comeback with Train a Comin' which would get a Grammy nomination
for Best Contemporary Folk Album in 1996. The album marked a return to his Texas folk roots. His next two back to back releases
I Feel Alright and El Corazon would cement his return to folk stardom. He would receive another Emmy nod with Townes, a tribute
to his idol and mentor Townes Van Zandt.
Steve would have a correspondence with a death row inmate
for a number of months. He would eventually attend their execution, and write a song about the experience titled "Over Yonder".
The interaction is part of what has made Steve so passionately against the death penalty. Earle also regularly participates
in benefits for the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation
You can see Steve on the hit TV series The Wire, where he
plays Walon, a recovering drug addict. Steve was a recurring character on the show. You can also hear Steve's songs "I Feel
Alright" and "Way Down in the Hole" in seasons 2 and 5 of the show.
The Steve Earle Concert Experience
Earle is known for his authenticity and personal concert style. The fusion of different genres into Steve's work makes it
an enjoyable experience for everyone, with bits of Rock and Roll, Bluegrass, Folk, Country, and even Rock-a-billy scattered
throughout his extensive musical catalog. Steve puts out positive vibes throughout his performance, and even the uninitiated
can understand and appreciate the depths and quality of this musician who has over 40 years of experience songwriting. A Steve
Earle show is a one of a kind experience that nobody that appreciates the great history of Southern rock should miss.