Learn more about Steve Earle & The Dukes With special guest The Mastersons.
$50.00 and $35.00 (plus applicable fees)
Doors@ 7:00 Show @ 8:00
“I’m patient, but I’m focused. There’s a lot to do. I’d like to write a musical, I’m working on a country record. I think a lot people this age feel like this. And if there’s one thing I know about songwriting, it doesn’t matter if it’s a love song, a song for my kid, or about an issue, something I saw on TV ’ people don’t give a fuck what I think about it, what they do give a fuck about is what experiences we have in common. As a songwriter, that’s where I want to go, to touch that place between me and you.” Then, simply because Steve has too much hellraiser in him to leave it like that, he invoked the name of Willie Dixon, writer of some of the greatest modern blues songs, tunes like “Back Door Man,” “Hoochie Coochie Man,” “Spoonful,” “You Can’t Judge A Book By The Cover,” which were recorded by people like Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and Bo Diddley. Asked why he wrote and played the blues, Dixon, three hundred pounds and crusty sharp, reputedly said, “money and women, what else is there?” This was as good an answer as any, Steve remarked with a laugh. Because when it comes down to it ’ and to the great benefit of Steve Earle’s many admirers ’ it’s only so long that an honest man can avoid playing the blues. ’ Mark Jacobson, Brooklyn, NY
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