Grammy Award-winning, prolific, and multi-skilled, Steve Earle knocked the world on its head in 1986 with the ground-breaking Guitar Town, which shot to No.1 on the Country charts and immediately established the term “New Country”.
Steve Earle is often described as “the working man’s songwriter,” inhabiting the space between outlaw country and heartland rock-and-roll. A protégé of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt & Guy Clark, Earle is a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs being recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, The Pretenders, Joan Baez & countless others.
From biting hard rock to minimalist beauty to politically charged masterpieces, Earle’s catalogue bursts with 16 exciting, varied releases including Copperhead Road, Train A Comin’, Jerusalem, the Grammy Award-winning The Revolution Starts Now, Washington Square Serenade & Townes, and his latest 2015 release, Terraplane, his first ever Blues album, which peaked at No.1 on the Billboard Blues Chart & outsold every release since Copperhead Road. He’s notched 9 Top 40 singles, including the Top 10 country standard/pub-rock anthem ‘Copperhead Road’, 10 Top 10 albums & has 3 platinum-selling albums.
If his musical poetry isn’t enough, he is also a fearless political activist, an acclaimed playwright and actor, and now novelist, having released ‘I’ll Never Get out of Here Alive’ in 2011.
Steve Earle & his formidable band The Dukes are renowned for their rocking live show.