The new album from Steve Earle represents a musical homecoming for the well-travelled troubadour.
Growing up in Texas during the ‘70s, Earle had a ringside seat to the emergence of Outlaw era elders Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Billy Joe Shaver. After migrating to Nashville, he learned his trade first-hand from masters like Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt.
So You Wannabe An Outlaw, out on June 16, is an unabashed love letter to Waylon’s 1972 album Honky Tonk Heroes and features duets with Willie, Johnny Bush (writer of Whiskey River) and Miranda Lambert. To celebrate the album’s release, and the 10th anniversary as host of his weekly “Hardcore Troubadour Radio” on SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country (Ch. 60), Steve invited a handful of subscribers to a full rehearsal show for his upcoming tour at SoundCheck Studios in East Nashville.
Airing as a special two-hour episode of “Hardcore Troubadour Radio,” the rehearsal concert includes some of the first live performances of songs from the album, as well as highlights of his three decade-plus recording career, including tracks from his breakthrough Guitar Town album and ‘Copperhead Road’.
Backed by his trusty Dukes, featuring the husband and wife team of Chris Masterson on guitars and Eleanor Whitmore on fiddle (who also record and perform as The Mastersons), along with Brad Pemberton on drums, Ricky Ray Jackson on pedal steel, and Kelley Looney on bass, the Steve Earle exclusive radio performance will air at the following times on Outlaw Country and will also be available On Demand on the SiriusXM app and online player.
Steve Earle’s So You Wanna Be An Outlaw special premieres this Friday, June 16th at 8 pm ET and will be replayed:
Saturday, June 17th at 9 pm ET
Sunday, June 18th at 9 am ET
Monday, June 19th at 1 am and 11 am ET
Tuesday, June 20th at 12 am ET
Wednesday, June 21st at 9 pm ET