Posts tagged "Steve Earle"

Q&A Interview With Gail Griffith - A Lampedusa Concert For Refugees Benefit Preview (Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the Vic Theatre Featuring Robert Plant, Ruby Amanfu, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller and the Milk Carton Kids)

Q&A Interview With Gail Griffith - A Lampedusa Concert For Refugees Benefit Preview (Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the Vic Theatre Featuring Robert Plant, Ruby Amanfu, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller and the Milk Carton Kids)
As the Lampedusa Concerts For Refugees tour rolls into Chicago Thursday at the Vic Theatre (featuring Robert Plant, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris and more), I spoke with Gail Griffith (Director, Global Education Initiative at Jesuit Refugee Service) about the folk tradition of social activism, the unique level of involvement of the artists taking part in this concert series and the level of difficulty involved in changing the conversation when it comes to the refugee crisis only a month before the Presidential election...

The Best Chicago Concerts of 2011

The Best Chicago Concerts of 2011
I truly believe it when I say that Chicago is one of the greatest live music cities in the country.  Memphis?  Nashville?  Austin?  New Orleans?  All great... But I'd put Chicago right there with any of them.  As Chicagoans, we truly are lucky to have the opportunity to see so much great live music night in and night out at scores of oustanding and unique venues.  From Paul McCartney to Ben Harper (and everywhere in between), here are the concerts that moved me in 2011 and made me consistenly remember why live music is my favorite thing in the world.  ...

Steve Earle & The Dukes (And Duchesses) Live at the Vic Theatre - 7/19/11

Steve Earle & The Dukes (And Duchesses) Live at the Vic Theatre - 7/19/11
Steve Earle’s is one of the more amazing stories in recent music memory.
Having been jailed in 1994 on drug and firearm charges, it was anyone’s guess whether Earle would ever resume his career as a songwriter and recording artist.  Earle, who long followed the lead of his mentor Townes van Zandt both musically and recreationally, seemed to be on pace to finish up his life just as his infamous mentor had. But neither addiction nor jail could kill Steve Earle. Since then, a 1995 comeback has turned into the second half of a career that has seen a total of fourteen live and studio releases in the last sixteen years. ...
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