Thursday, February 19, 2015

Steve Earle's 'Terraplane' in stores now

Musician, actor, author and ardent lover of independent record stores, Steve Earle will perform a series of intimate acoustic in-stores around the country in support of his new album, Terraplane, out now on New West Records.

Earle, who made his first appearance on "Letterman" in 1988 in support of his now classic album, Copperhead Road, will make his final appearance Feb. 23 when he and The Dukes perform the shuffling blues single "You're The Best Lover That I Ever Had."

Throughout his more than 30-year career, Earle has mined the rich veins of American roots music from country to rock and roll, folk and rockabilly. On 16th studio album Terraplane, Earle pays tribute to the blues, influenced by the blues giants he saw growing up in Texas - Lightnin' Hopkins, Freddy King, Johnny Winter, Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Canned Heat and Billy Gibbons.

Recorded in Nashville by Ray Kennedy and produced by R.S. Field, the new collection is his homage to the music that he calls "the commonest of human experience, perhaps the only thing that we all truly share" and a record he has wanted to make for a long time.

Over 11 original tracks, Earle and his band The Dukes traverse various forms of the blues - from the Texas roadhouse blues of opener "Baby Baby Baby (Baby)," to the acoustic blues of "Ain't Nobody's Daddy Now" and the Chicago blues of "The Usual Time to the pre-war blues of "Baby's Just As Mean As Me," a duet with Eleanor Whitmore.

The electrified "King of The Blues" features some scorching guitar playing from guitarist Chris Masterson and on "The Tennessee Kid" Earle sounds like a possessed street preacher as he retells the Faustian crossroads legend over a John Lee Hooker-esque boogie.

Earle is set to return for his second year of Camp Copperhead. The four-day-long immersion songwriting camp led by Earle, debuted last summer in upstate New York and immediately sold out.

In 2015, Camp Copperhead will take place again in Big Indian, NY located in the beautiful Catskill Mountains just north of New York City on July 20 through July 24. For more information, please visit

An actor with acclaimed roles in HBO's The Wire and Treme, Earle is currently in the just released film, The World Made Straight and can be seen in the upcoming film Dixieland later this year.

His long awaited memoir "I Can't Remember If We Said Goodbye" will be published by Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group this year. He can be seen in many episodes of the Foo Fighters HBO Original Series "Sonic Highways" and also co-wrote the title track with Marianne Faithfull for her new studio album, Give My Love To London.

Terraplane is available as a single CD, deluxe CD/DVD, digitally, as well as 180g vinyl. The deluxe version of the album includes 24-bit high-res audio of the album as well as a long form interview between Earle and acclaimed journalist Mark Jacobson, three live, acoustic songs filmed on the porch of House of Blues Studio D, and a behind-the-scenes short film about the making of the album.

Remaining tour dates: 

March 6 - Nashville, TN @ City Winery
March 7 - Nashville, TN @ City Winery
April 24 - Indio, CA @ Stagecoach Festival

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