Steve Earle - Townes album mp3
Townes is the 13th studio album by alternative country singer Steve Earle, released in 2009. It is an album on which he pays tribute to his friend and mentor, the late singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt by covering his songs. According to a New West Records press release, "The songs selected for Townes were the ones that meant the most to Earle and the ones he personally connected to (not including selections featured on previous Earle albums)
In his brief liner sketch on this album of Townes Van Zandt covers, songwriter Steve Earle writes: "I always read everything Townes told me to read. All of us did; we who followed him around, or simply bided our time in places along his migratory path, for we were indeed a cult, in the strictest sense of the word, with Townes at its ever shifting center. While what it was he read isn't worth spoiling here, it's the last part of that long sentence that really matters.
Townes is the 13th studio album by alternative country singer Steve Earle, released in 2009. According to a New West Records press release, "The songs selected for Townes were the ones that meant the most to Earle and the ones he personally connected to (not including selections featured on previous Earle albums). Notable guest appearances on the album include Tom Morello (of Rage Against the treet Sweeper Social Club) playing electric guitar on "Lungs", and Earle's wife Allison Moorer singing backing vocals on "Loretta" and "To Live Is to Fly". Earle and his son, Justin Townes Earle trade verses on "Mr. Mudd & Mr. Gold". He is backed by The Bluegrass Dukes on "White Freightliner Blues" and "Delta Momma Blues".
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Steve Earle Continues His Guy Clark Apprenticeship on Tribute Album. I discovered how much I learned from him in making a record like this. The following year, he contributed backing vocals to Clark’s debut masterpiece Old No. 1 - singing on Desperados Waiting for a Train with Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris and Sammi Smith - and joined his touring band as a bass player. When Earle recorded his first-ever demo to shop around Nashville, he did so in the kitchen of Clark’s modest home in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, where Guy’s wife Susanna was busy frying bacon. Hear Steve Earle Cover Guy Clark's 'The Randall Knife'.
By: Steve Earle (2014, Folk, World, & Country). More albums from Steve Earle: Colvin & Earle by Steve Earle. The Mountain by Steve Earle. The Revolution Starts Now by Steve Earle. Washington Square Serenade by Steve Earle. Transcendental Blues by Steve Earle. Early Tracks by Steve Earle. Live At Montreux 2005 by Steve Earle. Guitar Town by Steve Earle. View all albums . Townes: The Basics. By: Steve Earle (2014, Folk, World, & Country).
Steve Earle, above in Greenwich Village, has a new album of songs by his mentor Townes Van Zandt. In a way, however, Van Zandt’s reward was the legend that followers like Mr. Earle helped foster. To this day he is the subject of tales that are told and retold, embellished and laughed over, whenever anyone who met him has a willing audience.
Townes is a tribute album of songs by Earle’s idol Townes Van Zandt, who he ran away from home at age 14 to find. The two reportedly met in 1972, when Van Zandt heckled one of Earle’s sets, and remained friends until Van Zandt’s death in 1997. The album earned Earl his third best contemporary folk album Grammy. Earl reflected, This may be one of the best records I’ve ever made. That hurts a singer-songwriter’s feelings. Featuring Justin Townes Earle. Writers Townes Van Zandt. More Steve Earle albums. GUY. So You Wannabe an Outlaw