Steve Earle: Fearless Heart, Outlaw Poet (Lives in Music Series)

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(Book). This book examines the life and music of Steve Earle, one of the most important and controversial singer-songwriters of our time. Through in-depth interviews with family members, producers, musicians, and with Earle himself, this volume traces Steve's journey from southeast Texas to his debut No. 1 country album, Guitar Town and his descent into drug addiction, and on to his triumphant comeback with Train a-Comin' and his subsequent challenging projects with co-producer Ray Kennedy. Rosanne Cash, Rodney Crowell, Peter Rowan, and Norman

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Overview

(Book). This book examines the life and music of Steve Earle, one of the most important and controversial singer-songwriters of our time. Through in-depth interviews with family members, producers, musicians, and with Earle himself, this volume traces Steve's journey from southeast Texas to his debut No. 1 country album, Guitar Town and his descent into drug addiction, and on to his triumphant comeback with Train a-Comin' and his subsequent challenging projects with co-producer Ray Kennedy. Rosanne Cash, Rodney Crowell, Peter Rowan, and Norman Blake are among the artists who offer insights into Earle's music.

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Steve Earle's chaotic personal life may have earned him a reputation as Nashville's bad boy, but, more important, this immensely creative artist has also produced some of the most powerful alternative country recordings of the past three decades. With this excellent overview, Dave McGee provides a cogent account of how Earle's turbulent life intersects with his masterful albums. As with his valuable primer on the music of B.B. King, There Is Always One More Time, McGee turns his sharp critical eye on the evolution of a gifted artist whose muse has sent him in myriad, but always satisfying, directions. In his inclusive manner, McGee gives a coherent overview of the post-'60s country music scene and elucidates how Earle and others radically affected it. Interviews with Earle associates and key collaborators, including producer Tony Brown, Ronnie McCoury, Rodney Crowell, and guitarist Richard Bennett, as well as Earle himself, round out a picture of a career that has threatened to careen off the road altogether yet always finds it way back on track, stronger than ever. Fearless Heart, Outlaw Poet doesn't wallow in the dirt on Earle; it turns its focus on what truly matters -- his music. Steve Futterman
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780879308421
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 11/9/2005
  • Series: Lives in Music Series
  • Pages: 330
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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