Monday, October 6 2014
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
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
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
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!
Thursday, March 7 2013
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
A been-there-lived-it-attitude and street-level redemption, all propelled by a songwriter's/storyteller's lyrical and narrative knack.
Tuesday, July 9 2013
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
The Hard-core Troubadour returns with Dukes, Duchesses, and a batch of fine songs to go around.
Sunday, July 24 2011
Four days of sun, banjos, snow, Mumfords, fiddles, and rock gods at 10,000 feet.
Monday, April 25 2011
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
A distinctively Earle-stamped tribute to one of the greatest American songwriters of all time.
Wednesday, February 27 2013
The first single from Steve Earle's superb new album, 'The Low Highway', released yesterday.
Thursday, December 17 2009
Albums that missed our Top 60 Albums list, but at least one of our writers loves.
Friday, June 5 2009
Steve Earle pays tribute to Townes Van Zandt, his friend and mentor, on the
Sunday, April 19 2009
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
Wednesday, May 18 2011
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
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
"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
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