One of the most gifted and prolific singer-songwriters of our time, Steve Earle, will play El Dorado’s Murphy Arts District next week, and those who attend will be in for quite a treat.
The show is Friday, March 16, at 8 p.m. at Griffin Music Hall, 101 E. Locust St., in El Dorado. Tickets range from $25-35.
Earle — whose musical style is hard to nail down to one specific genre — combines musical elements of country, rockabilly, folk rock, blues, and straightforward rock-n-roll, and blends in lyrics that touch on a variety of themes from revelry, heartbreak, politics, and anything else in between.
Earle is a three-time Grammy Award recipient and 11-time Grammy nominee and is touring in support of his 2017 release So You Wannabe An Outlaw. The studio album is Earle’s 16th and features collaborations with Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush and Miranda Lambert. So You Wannabe An Outlaw peaked at No. 15 on the U.S. country charts and No. 5 on U.S. folk charts.
Known for chart-topping hits like “Copperhead Road,” “When You Fall in Love,” “Guitar Town,” “Goodbye’s All We’ve Got Left,” “A Far Cry From You” and “Nowhere Road,” Earle’s intimate, yet lively performances have sets that differ by night and feature selections from across his storied four-decade career.
Earle has kept busy outside of music, as well. Earle is a novelist and author, and has acted on film, television and the stage. He’s a record producer, radio host and political activist, advocating for causes like the abolition of the death penalty and the removal of the Confederate flag.
Find So You Wannabe an Outlaw here and listen to the album’s title track below.