Steve Earle is an American rock, country and folk singer-songwriter, record producer,
author and actor. He grew up near San Antonio, Texas, and began learning the guitar at age 11.
He has appeared in film and television, and has written a novel, a play, and a book of short stories.
Stephen Fain Earle
January 17, 1955 (age
Hampton, Virginia, United States
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Country, rock, folk, roots rock, rockabilly
Musician, singer-songwriter, writer, actor
Guitar, mandolin, harmonica, banjo, bouzouki, bass guitar
Townes Van Zandt
Del McCoury Band
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His songs have been recorded by
Steve Earle Quotes
Townes van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole world and I'll stand on Bob Dylan's coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that.
To me, this is about sticking to my guns and keeping my word to the artists involved.
Before, I recorded in specific blocks of time. That's changed. Now everything revolves around making music for me. And it feels good.
I make an embarrassing amount of money for a borderline Marxist, just by selling 100,000 records. I don't sell millions of records, and I don't need to.
I'm not trying to get myself deported or something. In a big way this is the most pro-American record I've ever made. pushing the edge of the envelope to attract attention, but it's the wrong subject at the wrong time. He's been going nowhere fast for a long time, and while this may draw fleeting attention, it won't save his faltering career.
But it's the first time I've ever been married sober,
The play's about forgiveness
I think we all care just as much about our coal miners as we do our deer and turkey.
Steve Earle Awards
Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album for Washington Square Serenade
Grammy Award for Contemporary Folk Album: The Revolution Starts