STEVE EARLE – ” Jerry Jeff “

Posted: April 8, 2022 in MUSIC

Steve Earle is one of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of his generation, a worthy heir to Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, his two musical mentors. Earle has distinguished himself as a master storyteller, and his songs have been recorded by a vast array of artists, including Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Joan Baez, Emmylou Harris, the Pretenders, and more.

“This record completes the set, the work of my first-hand teachers,” Earle writes in the liner notes. “The records were recorded and released in the order in which they left this world. But make no mistake – it was Jerry Jeff Walker who came first.”

Steve Earle has been creating intimate and personal music for well over four decades now. His song writing has wound itself along a path from Texas to Tennessee and his education came in the form of learning from the best. 2009’s Grammy-nominated record TOWNES was a tribute to his dear friend and mentor, Townes Van Zandt. Ten years later Earle released,“GUY” – an album concentrated on paying homage to the late Guy Clark and the indelible friendship that they had formed in stories told through song. 2022 welcomes the release of JERRY JEFF: a 10-song collection of songs written by the gypsy songman, Jerry Jeff Walker. Featuring hits like, “Mr Bojangles” and “Gettin’ By”, Earle & The Dukes honour the late Texan by amplifying the concept and sound of each song with a full-band recording.

All songs written by Jerry Jeff Walker

Releases May 27th, 2022——————

The Dukes:
Steve Earle – Guitar, Mandolin, Octave Mandolin, Harmonica, and Vocal
Chris Masterson – Guitar, Mandolin, and Vocal
Eleanor Whitmore – Fiddle, Strings, Mandolin, and Vocal
Ricky Ray Jackson – Pedal Steel Guitar, Dobro, and Vocal
Jeff Hill – Acoustic and Electric Bass, Cello, and Vocal
Brad Pemberton – Drums, Percussion, and Vocal

And
Tony Leone – Drums and Vocals (Thanks for bailing us out.)

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