Live Video: Steve Earle

photo by Renata Steiner

Musician, songwriter, author, actor, producer... in whatever he does, country rock living legend Steve Earle is uncompromisingly in his art and an outspoken critic of what’s wrong in our country. On his many albums -- fourteen, not including his many collaborations, compilations and live releases -- Earle often embodies the voices of the disenfranchised and downtrodden. His latest, The Low Highway, was directly inspired by our current economic times and depicts what the world outside his tour bus has become in recent years, which, in Earle’s own words, was “closer to what Woody Guthrie saw than anybody that does my job has ever seen in a long time,” referring to Bob Dylan and the many who followed “with one foot in the Dust Bowl.” Recently Steve Earle returned to our studio to share these voices on songs like “Burnin’ It Down” and “Invisible,” capturing their rage and the sorrow, and talked openly with Stevie Zoom about his intentions and inspirations, including the last, utterly moving song written for his autistic three-year old song, John Henry. Get ready to be heartbroken:

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