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Monday, October 6 2014

The 100 Best Albums of the 2000s: 80-61

In this next segment of PopMatters' look back on the music of the 2000s, we examine works by British electronic pioneers, Americana legends, and Armenian metal provocateurs.


Sunday, May 10 2009

Commit: An Interview with Steve Earle

Earle digs through a mutual past for a new album of Townes Van Zandt covers, and he explains what it was like knowing, and being heckled by, the songwriter himself.


Sunday, September 23 2007

Goodbye Guitar Town: An Interview with Steve Earle

Steve Earle might be quieting down, but he still has plenty to say. PopMatters talks with Earle about his new album, New York and much more.


Thursday, July 19 2007

Part 5: Public Enemy to Dixie Chicks (1989-2006)

The brave, early activists of the US AIDS movement knew that Silence = Death. Throughout history it's "Put up", we're told, "Shut up", we're threatened. Praise to those who set their protest to song and act up!


Columns

Thursday, March 7 2013

Everyone Lost: Protest Art and the Iraq War

While people were killing and dying, what did it matter whether there were decent songs being sung, insightful films being produced, appropriate art being inspired? When did poetry ever stop a war?


Sunday, August 7 2011

Steve Earle's 'I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive'

A been-there-lived-it-attitude and street-level redemption, all propelled by a songwriter's/storyteller's lyrical and narrative knack.


Reviews

Tuesday, July 9 2013

Steve Earle: The Warner Bros. Years

The albums collected in the Warner Bros. Years boxset stand together as confident announcement not just of return, but of complete rejuvenation.


Wednesday, April 24 2013

Steve Earle: The Low Highway

The Hard-core Troubadour returns with Dukes, Duchesses, and a batch of fine songs to go around.


Sunday, July 24 2011

Play Me Some Mountain Music: The Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2011, Part 1

Four days of sun, banjos, snow, Mumfords, fiddles, and rock gods at 10,000 feet.


Monday, April 25 2011

Steve Earle: I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive

This Hank-referencing album replays a variety of styles Earle mastered long ago, from Celtic-flecked folk to turbo-powered country rock to reflective thought pieces, but it's questionable whether he's assembled the best of his past styles here.


Sunday, May 10 2009

Steve Earle: Townes

A distinctively Earle-stamped tribute to one of the greatest American songwriters of all time.


Blogs

Wednesday, February 27 2013

Steve Earle & The Dukes (And Duchesses) - "Invisible" (video)

The first single from Steve Earle's superb new album, 'The Low Highway', released yesterday.


Thursday, December 17 2009

Slipped Disc: Steve Earle - Townes

Albums that missed our Top 60 Albums list, but at least one of our writers loves.


Friday, June 5 2009

Steve Earle - "Colorado Girl" (Live on Letterman) (video)

Steve Earle pays tribute to Townes Van Zandt, his friend and mentor, on the


Sunday, April 19 2009

Steve Earle - "To Live Is to Fly" (MP3)

Late Texas singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt was both a friend to Steve Earle also a massive influence on his artistic development. Fourteen years ago Earle


News

Wednesday, May 18 2011

'My strength is a yarn,' says songwriter and author Steve Earle

Describing Steve Earle's I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive as a story about a skid row junkie abortionist haunted by the ghost of Hank Williams may work as a dust jacket blurb. But it doesn't begin to reveal the depth of the singer-songwriter's debut novel.


Thursday, March 24 2011

Steve Earle explores myth, reality and Hank Williams' ghost in his first novel

LOS ANGELES — It's tempting to read Steve Earle's first novel, "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 256 pp., $26, forthcoming in May),


Thursday, May 1 2008

Roots rocker Steve Earle gets worked up over politics, money, addictions

"I Ain't Ever Satisfied" isn't just the name of a Steve Earle song. For years, it was the story of his life. Divorced six times


Tuesday, March 11 2008

Steve Earle and Allison Moorer take their marriage on the road after resettling in New York City

After seven failed attempts, Steve Earle might have finally found a way to make marriage work: He brought his new wife on the road with


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