KEXP Presents: Steve Earle

Steve Earle performs live on KEXP. (KEXP)
Steve Earle performs live on KEXP. (KEXP)

It's hard to imagine something Steve Earle hasn't done yet. But until recently, the Texas-raised singer, songwriter, performer, actor, writer and teacher had yet to sing the blues. On his new album Terraplane, Earle pays tribute to those who preceded and inspired him — and, like the subject of the Robert Johnson song for which Terraplane takes its name, he gets around, running into a broad array of blues styles.

Though he recorded the album Lightnin' Hopkins-style with his full band, The Dukes, Earle performed a handful of solo shows to promote Terraplane upon its release — including a stop at the KEXP studio to perform "King Of The Blues."


  • "King Of The Blues"
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