Tag Archives: Steve Earle

Steve Earle & the Dukes @ Live on the Green / Nashville TN / September 1, 2019

Nashville radio station Lightning 100’s free concert series. Live on the Green, has become a victim of its own success and sadly, as the late Yogi Berra once said, “Nobody goes there any more, it’s too crowded.” At least, me and my fussy music friends have written LOTG off and left it to the casual […]

Steve Earle @ Grimey’s New & Preloved Music / Nashville TN / April 25, 2019

Over the years, I’ve seen many a great in-store at Grimey’s which my #1 reason is why their move across the river to East Nashville was a downer for me. The longer drive through rush hour traffic to make it there by 6pm grieved me, and busy work days may make me miss a few […]

R.I.P.: Greg Trooper

Singer-songwriter Greg Trooper passed away on January 15, 2017, just two days after his 61st birthday. Born in Neptune, New Jersey, Trooper lived and worked out of Nashville in the 90s and 00s. Back then, he released some records that were among the best from the early days of what we all started to call […]

ON THE ROAD: Colvin & Earle @ City Winery / New York, NY / June 10, 2016

The first I heard of the Shawn Colin and Steve Earle collaboration was at one of Steve’s career-spanning solo shows during his January residency at Nashville’s City Winery. Closing with one of their newly co-written songs, “Tell Moses,” I found the news of this new musical partnership quite surprising. I have been somewhat dismissive about […]

Neil Young + Promise of the Real: Ascend Amphitheatre / Nashville TN / April 28, 2016

Let me start out by saying that my attitude towards the music of Neil Young runs hot and cold. There have been both records and shows of his that I have liked and those that I have not. Based on reports of his recent shows with backing band Promise of the Real, I went to […]

Steve Earle @ City Winery / Nashville TN / January 7, 2016

Five songs into his solo acoustic performance, Steve Earle said “Do you all see I’m doing?” Tipped off by the early set placement of his two best known songs (“Guitar Town” and “Copperhead Road”) yours truly replied in the affirmative. Currently in the process of writing a “memoir,” Earle was cleverly walking through his career […]

Steve Earle @ City Winery / Nashville TN / March 6, 2015

Not only do I go back a long way with the music of Steve Earle, but he and I have both lived in the same three metropolitan areas: San Antonio, Nashville and New York City. This gives me a hometown familiarity with his local lyrical references about places like the “speed trap up ahead in […]

John Prine @ Ryman Auditorium / Nashville TN / October 26, 2013

If there is currently any performing singer-songwriter that deserves to be called an American Treasure, it is John Prine. With a recording career that started back in 1971 when he was called one of the “New Dylans,” Prine has created a legacy of songs that range from the poignantly sensitive “Hello in There” to the […]