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“One of country and Americana’s sharpest songwriters.” – Rolling Stone
Multiple Grammy-winning renegade Steve Earle, one of the great American singer-songwriters, effortlessly blends folk, rock and country in superbly crafted songs that meander between personal confession, outspoken political comment and keen character studies. With a career born in late ’70s Nashville, he changed the course of country music and gained a cult following intoxicated by his restless energy and rabble-rousing creative bent. His 2015 Texas blues album Terraplane is an homage to the likes of Robert Johnson, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Lightnin’ Hopkins, ZZ Top and Freddy King. Steve Earle has also appeared as
an actor on the HBO series The Wire and Treme.PERFORMANCE CONNECTION
Steve Earle appears as part of Novel Sounds: American Fiction in the Age of Rock and Roll, a public conference coordinated by The National Humanities Center and Florence Dore. For more information and registration click here.