Steve Earle was born in Fort Monroe, Virginia, but grew up around San Antonia Texas. Influenced by the folk, country legends Townes Van Zandt & Guy Clark, Earle became a master storyteller in his own right; penning songs for Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings and many others. In 1986 he released his debut album “Guitar Town” which quickly went to number one on the country charts. In 1987 he received his first of 14 Grammy nominations for “Best Country Song” for “Guitar Town.”His First of three Grammy wins came with a nod for “Best Contemporary Folk Album” for “The Revolution Starts…Now.”
Not content to rest on his music laurels Steve Earle has taken on both an acting and writing. Publishing a novel called “I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive.” And appearing on the HBO shows “The Wire,” & “Treme” as well as the movies “Leaves Of Grass” & “Slacker Uprising.”
On Tuesday February 17th Steve Earle will release the album “Terraplane.” The album takes its title from the 1930s Hudson Motor Car Company of Detroit model, which also inspired the Robert Johnson song, “Terraplane Blues.” It is Earle’s 16th studio album since the release of his highly influential 1986 debut “Guitar Town.” As its title suggests, the album is very much a blues record, some of which was written while Earle toured Europe alone for five weeks with just a guitar, a mandolin and a backpack.
Steve Earle In-Store Performence
Silver Platter SoDo 2930 1st Ave. South
Thursday February 19th