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Steve Earle Radio / A Fan’s Patter

We’re bringing our tornado to Texas. Recent bookings include Celtic Connections in Scotland (Jan), and The Annual Horseshoe Class in Benton Hot Springs (Sept), ahhh….Here’s some of the latest.
Stairwell Sisters’ on Steve Earle’s Air American Program…

Steve Earle sits down with Anthony Arnove, critically acclaimed writer, editor and longtime activist, Anthony Arnove. His recent books include: Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal (The New Press, 2006; Metropolitan Books, 2007) with a foreword and afterword by Howard Zinn; he is the editor, also with Howard Zinn of Voices of a People’s History of the United States (Seven Stories Press). Playlist:

  • Pancho and Lefty – Townes van Zandt
  • Son of a preacher man – Dusty Springfield
  • Little Moses – The Stairwell Sisters
  • Jackson – Lucinda Williams
  • Pocahontas- Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
  • Oh, babe it ain’t no lie – Elizabeth Cotton
  • The Mountain- Steve Earle
  • It takes a lot to laugh, it takes a train to cry- Bob Dylan

From a fan:

Stairwell Sisters stomp and shout Texas twisters whirl about Swing your partner through the air Panhandle handle on a dare Talking turkey struttin’ stuff Back to Californy when you’ve had enough Ole timey music play hot licks Harmony how’s they get their kicks They ain’t shy and they don’t stutter Hard as nails and soft as butter Sweetest tunes that are around Listen to that beautiful sound YeeHah de/cloudman

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