Monday, October 14, 2013
A protégé of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, Steve Earle quickly became a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, The Pretenders, Joan Baez and countless others. 1986 saw the release of his debut record, Guitar Town, which shot to No. 1 on the country charts and immediately established the term “New Country.” Since then, Earle has been honored with three Grammy Awards. His 15th studio album, The Low Highway, was released to worldwide critical acclaim in spring 2013.
Earle is recognized as an actor from his roles in the HBO Original Series The Wire and Treme, as well as appearances on Law & Order and the film Leaves of Grass. He is host of The Steve Earle Show: Hardcore Troubadour Radio on Sirius XM Radio, and 2011 saw the publication of his debut novel, I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive.
Earle will perform with his celebrated band, The Dukes. Hailing from Texas, the husband and wife duo of Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore will open the concert.
Presented by Stateside Presents and Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts