"Townes" Irish Release on May 15, 2009 on New West Records
The Mountain Re-issue in Ireland 23/01/2009
Live From Austin, Texas ~ November 12, 2000
New Single: "Satellite Radio" Taken from the Grammy Award Nominated Album "WASHINGTON SQUARE
NEW WEST RECORDS SIGNS STEVE EARLE
 
     
     
 

STEVE EARLE
"Townes"
Irish Release on May 15, 2009 on New West Records

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15-SONG SET COMPRISED OF SONGS WRITTEN BY THE LEGENDARY SINGER-SONGWRITER,
::: TOWNES VAN ZANDT :::


Features Guest Appearances by TOM MORELLO (Rage Against The Machine, The Nightwatchmen), ALLISON MOORER, and appearing on a Steve Earle Record for the first time, JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE

>>> For Information / Interview requests / Promotional Copies contact Berube Communications:
Stevo Berube on info@berubecommunications.com or phone 0872442695 <<<

 

Steve Earle is set to release Townes, his highly anticipated follow up to the Grammy Award winning album Washington Square Serenade, on May 12th via New West Records. The 15-song set is comprised of songs written by Earle’s friend and mentor, the late singersongwriter, Townes Van Zandt. Townes will also be available as a deluxe two-CD set, as well as double Limited Edition 180 gram vinyl.

The album was produced by Earle at his home in Greenwich Village, at Sound Emporium and Room and Board in Nashville, TN and The Nest in Hollywood, CA. The track “Lungs,” was produced and mixed by the Dust Brothers’ John King and features Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine/The Nightwatchman on electric guitar. Earle’s wife, the acclaimed singer-songwriter Allison Moorer, is featured on backing vocals on “Loretta” and “To Live Is To Fly.” Three songs cut in Nashville, “White Freightliner Blues,” “Delta Momma Blues,” and “Don’t Take It Too Bad” feature a bluegrass band consisting of Dennis Crouch, Tim O’Brien, Darrel Scott and Shad Cobb.

Earle met Townes Van Zandt in 1972 at one of Earle’s performances at The Old Quarter in Houston, TX. Van Zandt was in the audience and playfully heckled Earle throughout the performance to play the song “Wabash Cannonball” Earle admitted that he didn’t know how to play the tune and Van Zandt replied incredibly “You call yourself a folksinger and you don’t know ‘Wabash Cannonball?’” Earle then silenced him by playing the Van Zandt song “Mr. Mudd and Mr. Gold,” not an easy feat due to its quickly-paced mouthful of lyrics squeezed into just over two minutes of song. Their bond was immediately formed. On Townes, Earle and his son, singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle (named after Van Zandt) trade verses on the tune, a song the two of them have been playing together since Justin was a teenager.

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). Some of the selections chosen were songs that Earle has played his entire career (“Pancho and Lefty,” “Lungs,” “White Freightliner Blues”) and others he had to learn specifically for recording. He learned the song “(Quicksilver
Daydreams of) Maria”
directly from Van Zandt, and taught himself “Marie” and “Rake” specifically for the album’s recording. Once a song he played during his live show, Earle relearned “Colorado Girl” in the original Open D tuning that Van Zandt played it in. Earle recorded the New York sessions solo and then added the other instruments later on in order to preserve the spirit of Van Zandt’s original solo
performances to the best of his recollection.

When speaking about Townes, Earle stated, “This may be one of the best records I’ve ever made. That hurts a singer-songwriter’s feelings. Then again, it’s some consolation that I cherry picked through the career of one of the best songwriters that ever lived.”

TRACKLISTING:

Pancho And Lefty
White Freight Liner Blues
Colorado Girl
Where I Lead Me
Lungs
No Place To Fall
Loretta
Brand New Companion
Rake
Delta Momma Blues
Marie
Don’t Take It Too Bad
Mr. Mudd And Mr. Gold
(Quicksilver Daydreams Of) Maria
To Live Is To Fly


Deluxe Limited Edition 2 x CD content – Acoustic version of the album. Fold out poster of the cover art. Expanded liner notes with lyrics.

 
 
 
 
Steve Earle & The Del McCoury Band
"THE MOUNTAIN"
Re-issue in Ireland 23/01/2009 on New West Records / Essential Music
Features contributions from Emmylou Harris, Iris Dement, Jerry Douglas, Marty Stuart, Gillian Welch, Gene Wooten and John Hartford

Originally released in 1999 and widely regarded as one of the best albums of that year, New West is proud to reissue one of Steve Earle’s finest works.
Finally reissued after many years out of print, "The Mountain" marks a radical departure from Steve Earle’s previous works as it was his first wholly bluegrass album. He later revealed that he had made the album as a tribute to the founder of bluegrass music the legendary Bill Monroe, who had died in 1996.

In order to help flesh out the songs he had written for the album, Steve Earle called upon the famous bluegrass band of Del McCoury; widely regarded as one of the finest bluegrass bands on the planet who at that point had won 12 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, including best album, instrumental group of the year (twice) and entertainer of the year (4 times).

The album was a critical success and yielded Earle’s 7th Grammy nomination when it was nominated for ‘Best Bluegrass Album’ in 2000.

Available on 180g double vinyl for the first time ever

Tracklisting:
1. Texas Eagle
2. Yours Forever Blue
3. Carrie Brown
4. I’m Still In Love With You
5. The Graveyard Shift
6. Harlan Man
7. The Mountain
8. Outlaw’s Honeymoon
9. Connemara Breakdown
10. Leroy’s Dustbowl Blues
11. Dixieland
12. Paddy On the Beat
13. Long, Lonesome Highway Blues
14. Pilgrim

 
 
 
 
STEVE EARLE
Live From Austin, Texas ~ November 12, 2000
::: From the AUSTIN CITY LIMITS Series :::
Irish Release 23-5 on NEW WEST RECORDS
Available on CD & DVD
This classic Steve Earle set was recorded on November 12th 2000, 14 years after his first appearance on the Austin City Limits stage.

Between his first and most recent appearances Steve Earle must feel like he has lived several lifetimes. Drug addiction sidetracked him in the early 90’s, but by 1994 he was recovered and more ornery and prolific as ever. Since his recovery he has released 5 albums including the critically acclaimed “Transcendental Blues”, to which Rolling Stone declared “These songs weave threads that bind Ireland and the American south, rockabilly and the Beatles, folk music and muscular rock and roll”.

Steve has been down many of the roads he writes and sings about – whether lonely outcasts trying to survive, small-town characters trying to break free, second chances and maybe something to believe in. He’s not one to waste words, or waste time on musical frills. His band can harken back to bluegrass and Celtic fiddle tunes, but they’re not afraid to venture into neo-psychedelic territory either.

This set captures all the hits and more, and includes songs that were never aired on the original TV broadcast.

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Available for the first time ever, Live From Austin, Texas features performances from the award winning Austin City Limits TV show. Taken from the full concerts that were edited into the half-hour TV show, these DVDs contain performances of songs never seen or heard before.

Taken from the full concerts that were edited into the half hour TV show, these DVDs contain previously unreleased performances. The re-edited performances include all of the songs that aired on the Austin City Limits broadcast as well as never before heard or seen songs from the tapings. The DVDs have been re-mixed and re-mastered in 5.1 surround sound to provide the highest quality concert DVDs.

With more than 400 shows in the Austin City Limits archives, many of the artist performances are one-of-a kind, featuring rare television appearances from some of the country’s best musicians. In addition to the release of DVDs, separate live, audio-only CDs of the artists’ performances will also be available.

In 2003, the show’s quality was recognized with the nation’s highest honor for artistic excellence – the National Medal of Arts. Each year, the President of the United States gives these awards to individuals and organizations for their extraordinary contribution to the arts in America. No other television program has ever received this honor. The Award winning TV Programme Austin City Limits has been on air since 1974 on PBS in the United States.

 
 
 
 

Steve Earle
New Single: "Satellite Radio"
Taken from the Grammy Award Nominated Album "WASHINGTON SQUARE SERENADE"
Also features the hits "City Of Immigrants" and "Days Aren't Long Enough".
::: Out Now on NEW WEST RECORDS :::

www.steveearle.com ~ www.myspace.com/steveearlemusic ~ www.newwestrecords.com

::: Upcoming Irish Shows:::
Jan 18 - Friday - Jackson's Hotel - Ballybofey
Jan 20, 2008 - Empire, Belfast
Jan 21, 2008 - Empire, Belfast
Jan 22, 2008 - Vicar Street, Dublin
With Special Guest ALLISON MOORER

 

Two Grammy Nominations For Steve Earle
Steve is up for two nominations at this years 50th Grammy Awards. His duet with wife, Allison Moorer has earned them a nomination in the Best Country Collaboration With Vocals category with the song "Days Aren't Long Enough" while "Washington Square Serenade" is up for the Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album award. The Grammys take place February 10th.

For Information / Interview requests / Promotional Copies contact Stevo Berube

Berube Communications on info@berubecommunications.com or phone 0872442695

Deluxe CD/DVD Version And Limited Edition 180 Gram Vinyl Record Will Both Be Available

After an extremely rare three year break from recording, Grammy® Award winner Steve Earle is back, with Washington Square Serenade, an album of new music out in Ireland on September 28th, his first for New West Records. The longtime Nashville (via Texas) resident, Earle has called New York City home for the past year and this will be his first release produced in the city. Recorded at New York’s legendary Electric Lady Studios, the introspective album, inspired by NYC is Earle’s first produced by John King of The Dust Brothers (Beck, The Rolling Stones, Beastie Boys). A deluxe CD/DVD version will be available with bonus artwork, plus an exclusive documentary about the inspiration behind “Washington Square Serenade,” including a walking tour of Greenwich Village with Steve and noted journalist Mark Jacobson (New York Magazine). The album will also be available as a Limited Edition 180 gram vinyl record.

“Tennessee Blues,” the first song on Washington Square Serenade, brings Earle full circle as he sings about leaving the “Guitar Town” he first wrote about 20 years ago. The album celebrates New York City’s diversity with “City Of Immigrants,” featuring the band Forro In The Dark, who bring their style of traditional Brazilian Forro music to the song. Earle’s wife, singer-songwriter Allison Moorer, joins him on the tender duet “Days Aren’t Long Enough,” which they co-wrote.

In addition to recording and preparing for live shows, which already include performances at Bumbershoot in Seattle and the Austin City Limits Festival in Austin, Earle will appear in his recurring role as “Waylon” in the final season of HBO’s distinguished series, The Wire. Earle has also recorded a new version of the Tom Waits classic, “Way Down In The Hole” as the series theme song; which will also be included on Washington Square Serenade. Additionally, Earle hosts the The Steve Earle Show: Hard Core Troubadour Radio on Outlaw Country, SIRIUS Satellite Radio Outlaw Country channel 63. The one-hour show features Earle’s personal music selections and special guest interviews. The Steve Earle Show: Hard Core Troubadour Radio airs Saturday evenings at 8pm and is rebroadcast Sundays at 1am and 9am and Monday nights at midnight (all times Eastern.) Never one to approach complacency, Earle is currently writing his first novel for the Houghton Mifflin publishing company.

A protégé of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, Earle quickly became a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs being recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, The Pretenders, Joan Baez and countless others. 1986 saw the release of his debut record, Guitar Town, which shot to number one on the country charts and immediately established the term “New Country.” What followed was an extremely exciting and varied array of eleven releases including the biting hard rock of Copperhead Road (1988), the minimalist beauty and perfection of Train A Comin’ (1995) as well as the politically charged masterpieces, Jerusalem (2002) and Grammy® Award winning The Revolution Starts…Now (2004).

TRACK LIST:

1. Tennessee Blues
2. Down Here Below
3. Satellite Radio
4. City Of Immigrants
5. Sparkle And Shine
6. Come Home to Me
7. Jericho Road
8. Oxycontin Blues
9. Red Is The Color
10. Steve’s Hammer (For Pete)
11. Day’s Aren’t Long Enough
12. Way Down In The Hole

 

 
 
 
 
NEW WEST RECORDS SIGNS

STEVE EARLE

LABEL DEBUT DUE EARLY 2007

LOS ANGELES, CA - Cameron Strang, president of New West Records, is proud to announce the signing of Grammy award-winning artist Steve Earle. Earle plans to enter the studio this fall and his label debut will be released in the first half of 2007. New West is also sponsoring “The Steve Earle Show” on Air America.

“Signing Steve Earle is an honor. Steve is an artist in the truest sense of the word and is one of the finest songwriters America has ever produced. He is a passionate performer, writer and an activist who stands up for what he believes in. Everyone here at New West is thrilled to have the privilege to work with him and we look forward to great success,” says Strang on the signing.

This will mark Earle’s first album of all-new material since 2004’s Grammy winning The Revolution Starts…Now and the longest he’s gone between records in over a decade. Never one to remain idle, Earle’s been busy with various other projects including producing a record for his wife (Allison Moorer), hosting a radio show on Air America, touring, and writing his first novel. In addition, his play, Karla, made it’s New York debut.

Twenty years ago, Earle broke into the music scene with a #1 country record, Guitar Town, and he has sold over 10 million albums worldwide. His broad collection of work includes such critically acclaimed albums as Copperhead Road, Train a Comin’, I Feel Alright, El Corazon, The Mountain and Transcendental Blues. His most recent work Jerusalem and The Revolution Starts…Now represents his outspoken political side.

He is co-managed by Danny Goldberg at Gold Village Entertainment and Burt Stein at Gold Mountain and is booked by Frank Riley at High Road Touring.

"When we were releasing Steve's records on Artemis I always admired the way that New West handled their artists and felt they were kindred spirits. Being able to work with RED again and to engage the extraordinary New West team will make this is exciting new chapter in Steve's career," says Danny Goldberg.

New West Records LLC is a nine year old, wholly independent record label distributed in the United States by RED Distribution. In the past 12 months, the label has had 6 releases debut in the Top 200. With 109 releases to date, the roster includes Dwight Yoakam, Delbert McClinton, John Hiatt, Kris Kristofferson, The Flatlanders, Tim Easton, Vic Chesnutt, Drive-By Truckers, Randall Bramblett, Chuck Prophet, Stephen Bruton, the Old 97’s, Ben Lee, Buddy & Julie Miller and Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion. With offices in Los Angeles and Austin TX, the company is staffed by a unique blend of music and business specialists. New West Records also exclusively represents PBS television program Austin City Limits.

 
 
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