Steve Earle Gets Emmy Nomination
Fri, 09 Jul 2010 10:06:46
Steve Earle earned an Emmy Award Nomination for his song, "This City" in the Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics Category. The new song closed the season finale of HBO's critically acclaimed series Treme. Produced by T Bone Burnett and featuring arrangements by Allen Toussaint, "This City" was written specifically for the series. The series title refers to one of New Orleans' oldest neighborhoods and a historically important source of music and culture.
Additionally, Earle played a recurring character, Harley, a street musician, in three episodes of the series. When speaking about the brand new song, Steve Earle stated, "David Simon came on the set one day and asked me to write a song that my character would have written in ‘05. The next morning I woke up and wrote it."
Steve Earle has also announced summer tour dates with Electric Hot Tuna in addition to multiple nights, which begin this evening, in his adoptive hometown of New York City at the City Winery. Each night will feature his wife, critically acclaimed singer songwriter Allison Moorer and special guests. Among those announced are Roseanne Cash, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Greg Trooper, and Steve Earle's son, the critically acclaimed singer songwriter, Justin Townes Earle.
Steve Earle Summer Tour Dates:
July 8th - New York, NY City Winery (Steve Earle, Allison Moorer and Roseanne Cash)
July 15th - New York, NY City Winery (Steve Earle, Allison Moorer and Justin Earle)
July 17th - Westbury, NY North Fork Theatre w/ Electric Hot Tuna
July 18th - Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony Summerstage w/ Electric Hot Tuna
July 20th - Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live w/ Electric Hot Tuna
July 21st - York, PA The Strand Capital Performing Arts Center w/ Electric Hot Tuna
July 23rd - New Haven, CT Shubert Performing Arts Center w/ Electric Hot Tun
a July 24th - Purchase, NY SUNY Purchase Performing Arts Center w/ Electric Hot Tuna
July 25th - Portsmouth, NH New Hampshire Prescott Art Festival
July 28th - Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall w/ Electric Hot Tuna
July 29th - New York, NY The City Winery (Steve Earle, Allison Moorer and Preservation Hall Jazz Band)
July 30th - Albany, NY The Egg with Electric Hot Tuna
July 31st - Boston, MA House of Blues with Electric Hot Tuna
August 5th - New York, NY The City Winery (Steve Earle, Allison Moorer and Greg Trooper)
August 7th - Oneonta, NY Oneonta Theatre
August 15th - Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre w/ Levon Helm
September 4th - Stradbally, Ireland Electric Picnic Festival
September 5th - Cambridge, UK Cambridge Corn Exchange
September 7th - Cardiff, UK Saint David's Hall
September 8th - Dunfermline, UK Alhambra Theatre
September 9th - Shetland Islands, Clickmin Leisure Centre
Will you be checking out Steve Earle?