The South Carolina Music Guide
Out of Bounds

Grammy Winner Steve Earle Shows Us How To Be An Outlaw

Three-time Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter, Steve Earle, will be taking the stage at the Charleston Music Hall on Thursday, July 13th. Earle’s summer tour is in support of his latest album, “So You Wannabe an Outlaw”, released last month on Warner Brothers Records. Earle’s signature blend of folk, country, and rock has earned him a worldwide fanbase, in addition to a long resume of awards and accolades. Yet lately he seems to be most interested in revisiting his outlaw roots, having made headlines following a recent series of raw and honest interviews with popular press outlets. Consequently, it seems fitting that his new record is an homage to outlaw music. “I was out to unapologetically ‘channel’ Waylon as best as I could.” says Earle. “This record was all about me on the back pick-up of a Fender Telecaster on an entire record for the first time in my life.  The singing part of it is a little different. I certainly don’t sound like Waylon Jennings.”

Accompanying Earle will be his backing band, The Dukes (guitarist Chris Masterson, fiddle player Eleanor Whitmore, bassist Kelly Looney, and new members drummer Brad Pemberton and pedal steel player Ricky Ray Jackson). Two long time members of The Dukes will also be appearing as the evening’s supporting act. This husband and wife duo, The Mastersons, includes Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore, and will be opening the show at 7:30PM. Doors to the venue will open at 6:30PM.

In addition to his impressive music career, Earle is also an author, radio host, and an actor. He has appeared on two HBO series, “The Wire” and “Treme”, as well as the stage production of “The Exonerated”. For the past decade he has hosted a popular weekly show, “Hardcore Troubadour”, on SiriusXM Radio.

Excellent Tier 2 tickets are still available for the show, and can be purchased at the Charleston Music Hall Box Office or from Ticketfly. Prices start at $35.00, with an optional dinner add on at Vincent Chicco’s or Virginia’s on King for an additional $32 per ticket. Charleston Music Hall is located at 37 John Street, (843) 853-2252. More information about the event can be found at

Related Articles