A few days ago, I purchased Steve Earle’s latest offering, So You Wanna be an Outlaw. Some of Earle’s recordings have really resonated with me. El Corazón, Transcendental Blues and The Mountain are albums I still listen to regularly today. I think they’re fabulous and… Read More
Here’s Matt Kinman, performing the Merle Travis masterpiece, Dark as a Dungeon. There are a few coal mining tunes around. Let’s listen to The Mountain by Steve Earle, performed here by Mr. Earle withLevon Helm and his band. And to cap off this little coal… Read More
The other day I posted a version of Sixteen Tons performed by Manitoba Hal. Here’s another song about coal mining by Merle Travis, beautifully performed by The Country Gentlemen. The Mountain by Steve Earle is another tune related to coal mining. Here it is performed… Read More
Just cause I’m feeling particularly Canadian today…this is Steve Earle covering Ian Tyson. My father used to sing this song to himself around the house when I was growing up. I don’t remember not knowing it. I think it’s part of my genetic code.
The weather changed quickly from a cool morning with a menacing cloud overhead to a hot clear afternoon, one of several rapid weather shifts I experienced on the Upper Peninsula. This turtle was crossing Country Road 450 where it crossed The Driggs River very slowly… Read More
I’ve had this Johnny Cash version of this Steve Earle tune blasting in the car, and today (a long one) it lodged firmly into my brain. The only effective way to get rid of an earworm is to pass it on, so here you go.… Read More
Your Daily Dose – Galway Girl. This tune was written by Steve Earle.
Your Daily Dose: Steve Earle
Today’s train song of the day is Texas Eagle performed by Steve Earle and the Del McCoury Band. This is from 1998. What great chemistry!
Some songs just have a lot of legs. Summer Wages is one of those…