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Steve Earle

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Steve Earle and the Del McCoury Band: The Mountain

Review by Fred Dellar, Hi-Fi News & Record Review, May 1999

PREDICTABLY FOR the unpredictable Earle, his tribute to bluegrass mainman Bill Monroe contains no material actually penned by Monroe. ...


Steve Earle (1996)

Interview by Adam Sweeting, Rock's Backpages Audio, April 1996

Fourteen months into sobriety, the country rebel discusses his multiple marriages; his anger at the press and ex-colleagues; his admiration for Bruce Springsteen; country radio and the Nashville establishment... and talks at length about addiction and recovery.

File format: mp3; file size: 76.3mb, interview length: 1h 19' 25" sound quality: ****


Steve Earle: Guitar Town (MCA); George Strait: #7 (MCA)

Review by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 13 September 1986

FOLLOWING HOT on the heels of Mr Yoakam, here is another applicant for the position of '80s country-rock messiah. ...

Nashville Cats: Country Music In 1987 - Goldmine Or Shaft?

Report and Interview by Simon Witter, i-D, June 1987

Simon Witter travelled to Nashville to find out if there's any substance to the media'slatest rediscovery. ...

Steve Earle: Highway Patrolman

Interview by Ralph Traitor, Sounds, 20 June 1987

STEVE EARLE is the outlaw who's going to give Bruce Springsteen a run for his money. On the eve of his UK tour and the ...

Steve Earle: Sweet success for one of country's new voices

Interview by Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 17 December 1987

DEPENDING ON your point of view, country-rocker Steve Earle is an overnight sensation or a guy who fought the good fight for more than a ...

The New Nashville

Report by Laura Fissinger, New York Daily News, 20 December 1987

Country is giving berth to rock these days ...

Memphis: A Legendary Music City is on the Rebound

Report by Rob Tannenbaum, Rolling Stone, 8 September 1988

Keith Richards, U2 and R.E.M. have recorded there, but the city's future hinges on its home-grown talent ...

Steve Earle: The Country Outlaw Turns Rock Renegade

Interview by Ralph Traitor, Sounds, 15 October 1988

Not only has Steve Earle recently been on the wrong side of the law, but now he's risking his neck further by turning his back ...

Lonesome Dove: Steve Earle Puts the Celtic into Country

Interview by Chris Bourke, Rip It Up, December 1988

"Ring Steve Earle," said the message. "Area code 615 ..." ...

Steve Earle & the Dukes: Town & Country Club, London

Live Review by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 1 December 1988

When more means less ...

Steve Earle: Copperhead Road (Uni) *** ½

Review by Rob Tannenbaum, Rolling Stone, 26 January 1989

IN 1986 AND 1987, Steve Earle made two great records — Guitar Town and Exit 0 — on which he established a vivid Southern-working-class identity ...

Steve Earle: A Bad Boy Settles Down

Report and Interview by Holly Gleason, Rolling Stone, 26 January 1989

STEVE EARLE recently released his third album, Copperhead Road, and married his fifth wife, Teresa. Considering that last New Year's Day found him in a ...

Steve Earle: And Justice For All

Interview by Paul Elliott, Sounds, 23 June 1990

Having had a severe brush with the law himself, Steve Earle is well placed to judge the American law. On his new LP, The Hard Way, he ...

Steve Earle & The Dukes: Town And Country Club, London

Live Review by Paul Elliott, Sounds, 22 September 1990

Nice n' easy rider ...

Steve Earle: Town And Country Club, London ****

Live Review by Howard Johnson, Kerrang!, 29 September 1990

Duke of Earle ...

Steve Earle Does It the Hard Way

Interview by Mark Rowland, Musician, October 1990

DRIVING WEST out of Nashville on a summer afternoon the hills look green and lazy, a deceptively pastoral view. "This is a poor county," Steve ...

Steve Earle: Train A Comin' (Transatlantic/Castle Communications TRA 111)

Review by David Sinclair, The Times, 21 July 1995

HAVING ALLOWED a promising career to be blighted by delusions of grandeur — remember those four-hour, son-of-Springsteen shows? — and latterly a stretch in prison ...

Steve Earle

Interview by Sid Griffin, MOJO, August 1995

ON THE CHOPPY WATERS OF THE J PERCY PRIEST RESERVOIR, just outside Nashville, the recreational boats on what's called the Redneck Riviera sport more Confederate ...

Steve Earle & the Dukes: Paradise, Boston

Live Review by Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 21 March 1996

Earle returns with country-rock kick ...

Steve Earle: Back in the Saddle

Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Rolling Stone, 18 April 1996

C&W outlaw STEVE EARLE returns from his lost years ...

Steve Earle: Birth, School, Work, Heroin, Coke, Marriage, Heroin, Marriage, Crack, Prison...

Interview by Bill Prince, Q, 1 May 1996

There are eight million stories... and they all happened to Steve Earle. Six weddings, 27 years of drug addiction, 30 days in chokey, one hit ...

Steve Earle: El Corazon (E-Squared/Warner Bros.)

Review and Interview by Mark Rowland, Musician, December 1997

Slice of Life ...

Steve Earle's Politics and Prose

Report and Interview by Geoffrey Himes, The Washington Post, 6 February 1998

IT WAS the kind of night that could only take place in Nashville, a town with as many songwriters as Washington has bureaucrats. ...

Steve Earle and the Del McCoury Band: The Mountain

Review by Andy Gill, The Independent, 19 February 1999

THE LATE '90s have been something of a golden period for Steve Earle: this is his fourth album in as many years, and they've all ...

Steve Earle: Rebel With A Cause

Interview by Graham Reid, The New Zealand Herald, 27 February 1999

Country rock rebel Steve Earle has turned his back on cocaine and booze and talks to Graham Reid about politics and music ...

How Blue Was My Grass? Steve Earle & The Del McCoury Band

Review by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, March 1999

DRAMATICALLY DIFFERENT from 1997’s El Corazon, this excellent album is, in essence, a tribute to the late ‘Father of Bluegrass’ Bill Monroe, performed with Monroe’s ...

Steve Earle: Highway Blues

Retrospective by Adam Sweeting, Uncut, April 2002


Steve Earle: The Dissent Of Man

Report and Interview by Andy Gill, The Independent, 20 September 2002

Forget Springsteen's posturing and the redneck mentality of Toby Keith; it's Steve Earle's response to September 11 that has been causing a stir in the ...

John Walker Sings His Own Blues

Essay by Tony Fletcher,, 5 October 2002

STEVE EARLE'S decision to write from the perspective of the 'American Taliban' in the controversial song 'John Walker's Blues' appears to have stemmed from the ...

Lauren St John: Hardcore Troubadour: the Life and Near Death of Steve Earle (Fourth Estate)

Review by Tim Clifford, Rock's Backpages, November 2002

STEVE EARLE’S life is a gift for biographers, a rock'n'roll fuck-up who came back from the dead with his intelligence and integrity intact. Most ...

Steve Earle vs. The Bogeyman

Interview by Dave Marsh, Harp, November 2002

With his latest CD Jerusalem, Steve Earle has written the most political and urgent release of his career. Dave Marsh explores the reasons why. ...

Country Maverick Steve Earle vs. The Nashville Machine

Report and Interview by Michael Simmons, LA Weekly, 20 December 2002

"LATELY I FEEL like the loneliest man in America," writes Steve Earle in the liner notes of his most recent album, Jerusalem (Artemis). ...

Steve Earle: The Progressive Interview

Interview by Michael Simmons, The Progressive, February 2003

"LATELY I FEEL like the loneliest man in America," writes Steve Earle in the liner notes of his most recent album, Jerusalem (Artemis). ...

Steve Earle: Proud to be an American

Interview by Graham Reid, The New Zealand Herald, 16 April 2004

STEVE EARLE'S career has been one of the most extraordinary in American music. He crashed into country music with his 1986 classic rockin' country album ...

Steve Earle Gives New Meaning To The Expression 'Lifetime Achievement'

Interview by Toby Manning, The Word, May 2004


Farm Aid

Review by Alan Light,, September 2008

"THIS IS OUR twenty-third Farm Aid," said John Mellencamp, "and when we started this thing, we were naïve enough that we thought we'd have this ...

Steve Earle: Townes (New West)

Review by Roy Trakin,, 29 May 2009

IF YOU'RE LOOKING for a dark-horse Grammy Album of the Year contender, you couldn't find a better one than this effort, which boasts the requisite ...

Alive and Kicking: Steve Earle

Profile and Interview by David Burke, R2/Rock'n'Reel, May 2011

STEVE EARLE IS, as his fellow Americans are wont to say, in a good place. "I'm pretty happy. I've got a new little boy, a ...

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