Just announced by Random Presents: Roots-rock icon Steve Earle will play a solo acoustic show at the Tower Theatre in Bend on June 29. Tickets go on sale “soon,” according to Random’s Web site, and cost $35 and $45. More details here.
Whether you think of him as an alt-country godfather, left-leaning political activist or Walon from “The Wire,” Earle has, over the past 15 years, evolved into one of the most interesting and engaging musicians going.
Here at Frequency, we focus on the music, and Earle’s got a catalog of songs that stack up with anyone’s. From his 1986 breakthrough album “Guitar Town” to last year’s record of Townes Van Zandt — and including an untouchable five-album stretch from 1995 to 2000 — Earle has amassed a long, varied and highly respected body of work that has earned him three Grammys, countless critical accolades, and a great nickname: the “hard-core troubadour.” Personally, my interest in the man’s recorded material has waned a bit in recent years, but this is a great booking and I’m stoked to have such a top-notch performer in Bend.
Click below to listen to some of my favorite Steve Earle songs, and leave a comment and tell me your favorite!
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