Steve Earle - Live From Austin, TX


New West Records



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AWST 5158
UPC: 607396515813
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2

180 Gram LP


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Steve Earle is one of the Great American Songwriters, an artist whose deft song structures juggle incisive character studies, personal confession, and passionate politics. At the age of 61, Earle has 1,000 stories, six ex-wives, and 16 studio albums recorded over nearly three decades.

In September 1986, Earle's first album was shaking up Nashville, and country music circles, like nobody else had done since Willie, Waylon and the original Outlaw gang. He was a skinny kid from San Antonio, Texas — the oldest of five kids whose Dad was an air traffic controller. He got his first acoustic guitar when he was 11 and listened to The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Elvis, but he had an unquenchable thirst and curiosity about all kinds of music... and people. He was no doubt a rebel, running away from home several times to hit the road, playing honky tonks and bars wherever they would let him in.

During these hitch-hiking and traveling days, he was befriended by the legendary Texas singer-songwriter, Townes Van Zandt, of whom Steve said, "He was a real good teacher and a real bad role model." Steve left home for good at age 16 and moved to Nashville. This show, his first appearance on Austin City Limits, captures the excitement and free spirit of that first seminal album, Guitar Town, which was nothing less than a collection of personal odysseys. He was certainly a musical renegade from day one, and that's one thing about him that hasn't changed. This performance displays the vintage Steve Earle sound that paved the way for a new generation of country rockers willing to buck the Nashville system.

Side 1
01 Sweet Little '66
02 Goodbye's All We've Got Left
03 Guitar Town
04 Hillbilly Highway

Side 2
01 Good Ol Boy [Gettin' Tough]
02 My Old Friend The Blues
03 Think It Over
04 Little Rock 'N' Roller

Side 3
01 State Trooper
02 Nowhere Road
03 The Week Of Living Dangerously
04 Angry Young Man

Side 4
01 Fearless Heart
02 I Love You Too Much
03 San Antonio Girl
04 The Devil's Right Hand
05 Down The Road

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