STEVE EARLE and the DUKES – ” Dublin Blues “

Posted: January 9, 2019 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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There are songwriters and then there are storytellers, and Steve Earle is very much the latter. His songs, such as “The Devil’s Right Hand,” “Copperhead Road” and “Guitar Town” have been sung by Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Vince Gill, Patty Loveless and many, many more.

Steve Earle’s inspiration came from two main storytellers: Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark. In 2009, Steve Earle made an album of Townes Van Zandt songs called Townes and now he’s paying tribute to his other hero, Guy Clark by releasing Guy. The album by Steve Earle & The Dukes covers 16 songs by the great Nashville-via-Houston artist and leans toward some of the earlier tunes. The song, “Dublin Blues” is about the day he left San Antonio, headed to Nashville, to meet his hero, Guy Clark (who was playing pool) and quickly became his bass player.

The first new song from the album, “Dublin Blues,” has the band playing with Steve Earle on this album is The Dukes: Kelley Looney on bass, Ricky Ray Jackson on pedal steel guitar, Eleanor Whitmore on fiddle and mandolin, Chris Masterson on guitar and Brad Pemberton on drums. And the record wouldn’t be complete without a load of friends, including Rodney Crowell, Jerry Jeff Walker, Emmylou Harris, Shawn Camp, Terry Allen and more.

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