An Evening with Steve Earle

The Center for the Arts presents
Sunday, January 6, 7:00PM

“Over the past three decades, Steve Earle has established himself as a kind of rootsy Renaissance man: The Texas-bred songwriter is also a political activist, radio host, rocker, actor, and playwright.”  – Rolling Stone

“His songs, with their sturdy old four-chord structures, have always been fondest of characters who live with tough circumstances and their own bad choices. He sang about ramblers, outlaws, hard-luck characters and inconstant lovers, himself among them.” – The New York Times

A protg of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, Steve Earle quickly became a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs being recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, The Pretenders, Joan Baez and countless others.

1986 saw the release of his debut record, Guitar Town, which shot to number one on the country charts and immediately established the term New Country.  What followed was an extremely exciting and varied array of releases including the biting hard rock of Copperhead Road (1988), the minimalist beauty of Train A Comin\’ (1995), the politically charged masterpiece, Jerusalem (2002) and the Grammy Award Winning albums The Revolution StartsNow (2004), Washington Square Serenade (2007) and Townes (2009).

I\’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive (2011) is Steve Earle\’s 14th Studio Album and shares the same name with his 2011 debut novel. Of the novel, Patti Smith stated, Steve Earle brings to his prose the same authenticity, poetic spirit and cinematic energy he projects in his music. I\’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive is like a dream you can\’t shake, offering beauty and remorse, redemption in spades.

Earle has received fourteen nominations and three Grammy Awards.
2012 Nominated “Best Folk Album” for I\’ll Never Get Out of this World Alive.
2010 Won “Best Contemporary Folk Album” for Townes.
2008 Won “Best Contemporary Folk Album” for Washington Square Serenade.
2005 Won “Best Contemporary Folk Album” for The Revolution Starts…Now.

He was named Country Artist of the Year for 1986 by Rolling Stone magazine.


  1. YAY!!! I’ve been waiting for him to come ANYWHERE near us and here he is right in Grass Valley!!! This rocks!

  2. I saw Steve during his first national tour in ’86 and have seen him countless times since. Got scared to death when I thought he was destined to die from his heroin addiction….got scared when he got clean thinking he would lose his creative edge….I’m so glad I was wrong on both accounts!! Thanks for bringing him up here to the Center of the Arts!! I’ll be sure to pump up the show on “Rockin-N-Stmpin”!!

  3. One of our great singer songwriters. I too have been waiting a long time for him play anywhere around Northern California. Julie and company, THANK YOU for bringing him here!

  4. I have been a Steve Earle fan for the past 25 years and he’s one of my all time favorites. I am so thrilled you are bringing him to Grass Valley! Great job Julie (and perhaps Paul Emery may have had something to do with this as well? Lol.) Only wish I hadn’t moved to Montana before I got the chance to see him there! I’m SO envious! Enjoy the show!! 🙂

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