Steve Earle

Born 17 January 1955.

US folk/rock singer/songwriter

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Steve Earle in conversation with Simon Mayo

Steve Earle tells Simon Mayo how he was influenced by the classic Beatles & Stones albums.

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Stephen Fain "Steve" Earle (born January 17, 1955) is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, author and actor. Earle grew up near San Antonio, Texas, and began learning the guitar at age 11. Earle began his career as a songwriter in Nashville and released his first EP in 1982. His breakthrough album was the 1986 album Guitar Town. Since then Earle has released 13 other studio albums and received three Grammy awards. His songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, Vince Gill, Shawn Colvin and Emmylou Harris. He has appeared in film and television, and has written a novel, a play, and a book of short stories.

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  1. Review of I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive

    I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive 2011

    Reviewed by Ninian Dunnett
    Foggy production dulls roots legend’s 2011 Grammy contender.
  2. Review of Townes

    Townes 2009

    Reviewed by Jon Lusk
    A heartfelt tribute to the master storyteller.
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