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Steve Earle & The Dukes, Hayes Carll

Sun. January 24th 2010 8pm - 10:30pm doors at 7pm University Centre Farquhar Auditorium (All Ages) 8pm - 10:30pm doors at 7pm
$39.50 + s/c
Tickets at: UVIC Farquar Box Office (250) 721-8480 or online at
Steve Earle

with opening guests... Hayes Carll

Sunday, January 24, 2010
UVIC Farquar Auditorium, 3800 Finnerty Rd., Victoria
Doors 7:00pm - Showtime 8:00pm
Tickets: $39.50 + s/c - TICKETS SELLING FAST
Available at: UVIC Farquar Box Office (250) 721-8480 or online at

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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 singer-songwriter, 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/Street Sweeper Social Club 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.

Steve Earle & The Dukes

In describing, Jerusalem, Steve Earle?s newest CD and his sixth album in six years, Earle says, ?This is a political record because there seems no other proper response to the place we?re at now. But I?m not trying to get myself deported or something. In a big way this is the most pro-American record I?ve ever made. In fact, I feel URGENTLY America... more info

Hayes Carll

Hayes Carll website: Hayes Carll hasn’t been resting on his laurels since topping critics polls and winning awards for his 2008 album, Trouble in Mind. Instead, he’s been on the road nearly nonstop with his band "The Poor Choices" blasting through honky tonks and rock clubs across the U.S. and beyond. Along the way, he... more info
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