Steve Earle & The Dukes
One of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of his generation, multiple Grammy Award recipient Steve Earle was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2020. A protege of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark (to whom he would pay tribute in TOWNES and GUY), he quickly became a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs being recorded by Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Joan Baez, Emmylou Harris, The Pretenders, and countless others. Most recently, his 2020 album Ghosts of West Virginia was named as one of “The 50 Best Albums of 2020 So Far” by Rolling Stone. J.T., released in January 2021, pays homage to Earle’s late son Justin Townes Earle. His most recent album, Jerry Jeff, is a tribute to the colorful cowboy troubadour Jerry Jeff Walker, who passed away in October 2021.