Steve Earle & the Dukes Bio
Steve Earle may have been living in NYC for the past decade, but his home will always be Texas and his musical roots Nashville. With his long-time band, The dukes, some place him in the category of “outlaw music”, but Steve Earle has turned many musical corners during his illustrious career. He has been equally acclaimed as a folk troubadour, a rockabilly raver, a contemplative bluesman, a honky-tonk rounder, a snarling rocker and even a bluegrass practitioner. He has won three Grammy Awards, is the author of the short-story collection Doghouse Roses and novel I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive.
Earle has been featured as an actor in two HBO series, The Wire and Treme, and on stage in The Exonerated. His film work includes roles in 3 movies and his songs have been used in over 50 films. He has collaborated musically with a virtual who’s who list of country and roots musicians. For the past decade he has hosted the weekly show Hardcore Troubadour for the Outlaw Country Channel on SiriusXM Radio and he is a longtime social and political activist whose causes have included the abolition of the death penalty and the removal of the Confederate symbol from the Mississippi State flag. So You Wanna Be An Outlaw, Earle’s latest album, was released in June, 2017 on Warner Brothers Records.