Steve Earle & the Dukes, The Mastersons | Lincoln Theatre | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week
This is a past event.
Steve Earle

Photo by Ted Barron

Steve Earle

Steve Earle & the Dukes, The Mastersons 

When: Sun., Aug. 25, 8 p.m. 2013
Price: $25-40
In a recent session for satellite radio syndicate SiriusXM, Steve Earle talked about taking a walk to the gym with actor Tim Robbins. They went past a church where Robbins had served as an altar boy, the same place Earle had noticed long soup kitchen lines forming. As it turns out, the place had been a soup kitchen all along, but Earle was noticing now because of changes in mental health and homeless funding. "We see," Earle said, "what we choose to see."

Earle is the sort of songwriter who forces us to see things we've perhaps chosen not to see—the implausibility of our economic situation, the terror of our digital dependence, the desperation of our modern loneliness. On his latest, The Low Highway, he threatens to burn down a Wal-Mart, the obvious treacle of that idea mitigated by the grim fury in the voice of the narrator. A survivor of Nashville and drug addiction, Earle has become a national statesman by moving through darkness and into a world that's not quite light but is bright enough that he can see and share the troubles he's found. &mdash Grayson Currin

Enter your starting address (include city or postal code):

(directions will appear below map)



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Roll over stars and click to rate.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

© 2018 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation