Steve Earle Goes to Townes

news_steve-earle.jpgBest Life Magazine called Townes "beautiful and scarifying."







Steve Earle is hitting the road in support of Townes (New West Records), his highly anticipated follow up to the Grammy Award-winning album Washington Square Serenade. Townes is already garnering critical acclaim, receiving 4 stars in Uncut and 8 out of 10 stars in Spin Magazine, which claims that "he does his idol justice." In the current issue of Best Life Magazine, Anthony DeCurtis stated that the album is "beautiful and scarifying."  Beginning May 11, Earle will embark on a promo run, stopping in major U.S. markets, including Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Townes, a 15-song set, is comprised of songs written by Earle’s friend and mentor, the late singer-songwriter, Townes Van Zandt, was produced by Earle at his home in Greenwich Village, at Sound Emporium and Room and Board in Nashville and The Nest in Hollywood. The track "Lungs" was produced and mixed by the Dust Brothers’ John King and features Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine/The Nightwatchman/Street Sweeper on electric guitar. Earle’s wife, the acclaimed singer-songwriter Allison Moorer, is featured on backing vocals on "Loretta" and "To Live Is to Fly." Three songs cut in Nashville, "White Freightliner Blues," "Delta Momma Blues," and "Don’t Take It Too Bad" feature a bluegrass band consisting of Dennis Crouch, Tim O’Brien, Darrel Scott and Shad Cobb.

Tour dates:
05.28 | The Music Hall, Portsmouth, N.H.
05.29 | Berklee Performance Center, Boston
05.30 | Swyer Theater, Albany
06.02 | South Orange PAC, South Orange, N.J.
06.04 | McCarter Theater, Princeton, N.J.
06.05 | Wolf Trap Filene Center, Vienna, Va.
06.06 { Paramount Theatre, Charlottesville, Va.
06.07 | Mountain Stage, Princeton, W.V.
06.09 | The National, Richmond, Va.
06.10 | Carrboro Arts Center, Carrboro, N.C.
06.12 | Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta
06.13 | Fine Arts Auditorium, Savannah, Ga.
06.14 | Florida Theatre, Jacksonville
06.16 | Bijou Theatre, Knoxville
06.18 | Creighton Theater, Houston
06.19 | Paramount, Austin
06.20 | Whitewater Amphitheatre, New Braunfels, Tex.
06.21 | Lakewood Theatre, Dallas
06.24 | The Pageant, St. Louis
06.25 | The Vic, Chicago
06.26 | Buskirk-Chumley Theatre, Bloomington, Ind.
06.27 | Memorial Hall, Cincinnati

additional dates to be announced

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