Steve Earle: “Townes”
I agree with something Steve Earle says in the press material for his new album, Townes: That it is, quite simply, one of the finest albums he’s ever made. Earle—an iconoclastic singer/songwriter for more than two decades, and a godfather of the modern roots-rock scene—goes on to note that this is a difficult thing for him to admit, that one of his finest albums came not from a batch of his own material, but from a selection of cover songs. He needn’t feel ashamed by it; playing these songs reinvigorates him, and he sounds more creatively involved and daring than he has in some time.
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