Steve Earle & The Dukes
(New West)

Earle’s 16th studio album again exemplifies his unparalleled storytelling and signature style of blues that stems from his real life experiences. Time in jail, substance problems and now 6 ex-wives has given Earle plenty of fodder for songwriting, and his varied influences come through in some of his best work to date here. With his esteemed backing band The Dukes, Terraplane offers folk songs, heartwarming duets, rugged country rock, playful and lush moments and even ragtime nods, as Earle gets intimate and contemplative. This is what I expect Tim Barry to sound like in 20 years. (Tom Haugen)

Purchase Terraplane here.

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