February 11, 2016 – 5:05 am

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Germany 2015 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Weekender Festival, Weissenhäuser Strand, Wangels, Germany; November 6, 2015. Very good FM broadcast. (Incomplete show but probably complete broadcast.)

At the age of 60, songwriter Steve Earle has 1,000 stories, six ex-wives, and 16 studio albums recorded over nearly three decades. His latest, Terraplane, released in February 2015, is a collection of blues-based songs he wrote during a difficult separation from his latest wife, songwriter Allison Moorer - with whom he has a five-year-old son. (His musician son, Justin Townes Earle, is from a previous marriage.) Earle is one of the Great American Songwriters, an artist whose deft song structures juggle incisive character studies, personal confession, and passionate politics.

Steve Earle: Starting with Guitar Town, I convinced myself that I could make country records that were art and get on the charts. Dwight Yoakam and a few other people were doing that. George Jones said around that time, “We worked our butts off to keep from being called hillbillies and Dwight Yoakam and Steve Earle fucked that up in six months!” We wore it as a badge of honor.

I think I pissed Robert Christgau off. He was one of the first people to call us “New Traditionalists” and I never claimed to be that. I claimed to be a hillbilly singer at that moment. But I never hid where I came from. I was very adamant that my teachers were Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, who was actually a folk singer.

My whole group of people are post-Dylan, but, more importantly in our immediate environment of Nashville, post-Kris Kristofferson songwriters. We were one foot in the country mainstream and one foot not. And I thought, “I did do it!” I had a No. 1 country album. I pulled it off from ground zero. Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings did it with the outlaw thing, but they had already had some success.

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Thanks to Tomyoungster for sharing the show at Dime.

FM (analog cable) - Audacity - xACT
Nachtclub in Concert, broadcast on February 3, 2016

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Track 01. Baby Baby Baby 3:29 (5.9MB)
Track 02. You’re The Best Lover 4:42 (7.9MB)
Track 03. Ain’t Nobody’s Daddy Now 2:59 (5.0MB)
Track 04. Baby’s Just As Mean As Me 2:52 (4.8MB)
Track 05. Love’s Gonna Blow My Mind 2:54 (4.9MB)
Track 06. My Old Friend The Blues 2:52 (4.8MB)
Track 07. Someday 3:48 (6.4MB)
Track 08. Guitar Town 2:35 (4.3MB)
Track 09. Copperhead Road 4:58 (8.4MB)
Track 10. I Thought You Should Know 4:17 (7.2MB)
Track 11. The Galway Girl 4:33 (7.6MB)
Track 12. Mississippi It’s Time 3:14 (5.4MB)
Track 13. Little Emperor 2:39 (4.5MB)
Track 14. Acquianted With The Wind 2:33 (4.3MB)
Track 15. South Nashville Blues 3:15 (5.5MB)
Track 16. CCKMP (Cocaine Cannot Kill My Pain) 2:29 (4.2MB)
54 mins

Steve Earle - guitar, vocals
Chris Masterson - guitar
Kelly Looney - bass
Eleanor Whitmore - keyboards, fiddle
Will Rigby - drums

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  1. 4 Responses to “STEVE EARLE - GERMANY 2015”

  2. Thanks for this Big O. Always enjoy some more Steve Earle. The little snippet of an interview is interesting too especially for us ‘Limeys’! I grew up from my twenties with Dwight Yoakam music and the other ‘New Country’ stars as we called them then over here and this context from the horses mouth, as it were, is fascinating. Steve, Dwight, Lyle and the roots back through John Prine to the Outlaws is all folk to me! People who enjoyed singing and telling a good story along the way . . . . Thanks!

    By swappers on Feb 11, 2016

  3. another fine album and show from steve earle. your note about an “incomplete show” is probably correct, Steve & The Dukes did 90 minutes plus when i saw them last year. thanks bigO.

    By barth on Feb 11, 2016

  4. thanks for this post. Seeing Steve Earle on Treme got me back listening to his music after a long long time. I saw them last year as well - he’s great live and took the time to meet fans and sign merch after the show.

    By Eric on Feb 12, 2016

  5. It’s the complete February 3 broadcast. The radio playlist had Forty-Four (3:06) as 17th song but it wasn’t aired.
    Thanks for these cable-tracks which are better than the available 128kbps radio stream.

    By F maj7 on Feb 12, 2016

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