Featured Release This Week From Steve Earle & The Dukes + Studio One Tracks Top 30 Playlist

Jul 10, 2017

Steve Earle had already been recording his songs for a few years before his breakthrough album, Guitar Town, was released in 1986.  In the thirty or so years since then, Earle has continued to be one of the most respected and reliable American songwriters and performers, as well as venturing into record producing, acting and non-song writing (a book of short stories, a novel and a play.)  He's been married several times, been through drug addiction and a drug treatment program, and has well-defined views on politics and social issues.  In his interviews and his album liner notes, Steve Earle comes across as articulate and honest.  It's no surprise that he acknowledges his own outlaw past from time to time, as he does on the title track of his new album with The Dukes- So You Wannabe An Outlaw.

A couple of observations on the video below:  It's cool that Earle is sporting a "Peace Dove" guitar strap a la Neil Young.  Also, guest vocalist Willie Nelson- long may he run! 

Here are the Top 30 releases played on Studio One Tracks for the week ending July 9, 2017:

1   Fleet Foxes- Crack-Up

2   Portugal. The Man- Woodstock

3   Beach House- B-Sides And Rarities

4   Steve Earle & The Dukes- So You Wannabe An Outlaw

5   Big Thief- Capacity

6   Girlpool- Powerplant

7   Chastity Belt- I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone

8   Sonny Landreth- Recorded Live In Lafayette

9   Toro Y Moi- Boo Boo

10  Moby & The Void Pacific Choir- More Fast Songs About The Apocalypse

11  Com Truise- Iteration

12  Kevin Morby- City Music

13  Waxahatchee- Out In The Storm

14  Japanese Breakfast- Soft Sounds From Another Planet

15  Washed Out- Mister Mellow

16  Hoops- Routines

17  Dan Auerbach- Waiting On A Song

18  TOPS- Sugar At The Gate

19  Mac DeMarco- This Old Dog

20  King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard- Murder of The Universe

21  Sufjan Stevens/ Nico Muhly/ Bryce Dessner/ James McAlister- Planetarium

22  alt-J- Relaxer

23  Beach Fossils- Somersault

24  Marika Hackman- I'm Your Man

25  The Mountain Goats- Goths

26  Alex G- Rocket

27  The War On Drugs- A Deeper Understanding

28  Land Of Talk- Life After Youth

29  Wavves- You're Welcome

30  Perfume Genius- No Shape