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article imageSteve Earle talks 'So You Wannabe an Outlaw' album, The Paramount Special

By Markos Papadatos     Aug 19, 2017 in Music
New York - Veteran singer-songwriter Steve Earle chatted with Digital Journal about his new studio album, "So You Wannabe an Outlaw," which was released on Warner Bros. Records. He also opened up about his forthcoming concert at The Paramount in September.
For Earle, the song selection process for this new CD was more about "writing them" as opposed to selecting songs. "We decided what the record was going to sound like," he said, prior to sharing that two songs came to fruition after his tour with acclaimed songstress Shawn Colvin, and they had a certain vibe to them.
The three-time Grammy winner listed the upbeat tune "The Firebreak Line" as his personal favorite song on the album, since it is a "really great folk song."
Each day, Earle is motivated primarily his son, John Henry, who has autism. His plans for the future are to record another album, which he hinted will be "country as this one, but way more political." He also shared that he is involved in several theater projects, a musical of his own in development, and a play about a coal-mining disaster, where he was responsible for the music.
On September 14, Earle will be performing with his band at The Paramount in Huntington, New York. He noted that this will mark his first time playing this venue. "Fans can expect to hear a lot of this new record, as well as some new songs," he said.
To learn more about Earle's upcoming show at The Paramount on Long Island, visit the venue's homepage.
On the impact of technology in digital transfiguration of the music scene, Earle feels that people still want to hear an album in its entirety, especially the fans and listeners of his music, most of which are around his age. "People want to be more selective with music these days, where they buy one song at a time. People think they are paying too much. I was always willing to pay for music," he said.
His advice for aspiring musicians is as follows: "The music business has changed. The songs aren't fun until you play them for people."
He defined the word success as being able to make the records that he wants (having creative and artistic freedom), as well as having an audience to play them for.
For his fans at The Paramount on Long Island, he concluded, "Come out to the show! Go Yankees."
So You Wannabe an Outlaw is available on Amazon, and on iTunes.
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