Friday June 09, 2017

Steve Earle revels in outlaw country movement on new album

Steve Earle performs songs from his album So You Wanna Be An Outlaw  in Studio q.

Steve Earle performs songs from his album So You Wanna Be An Outlaw in Studio q. (qTV/CBC )

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For decades, Steve Earle has been lauded for his songwriting and blend of blues, folk and country. On his new album, So You Wanna be an Outlaw?, the music legend musician is inspired by the outlaw country movement of the 1970s.

Tom Power talks to Earle about artists like Waylon Jennings, who directly influenced the new recording, and how the outlaw country movement is relevant today.

Additionally, Earle plays the songs "Lookin' for a Woman" and the title track from the new album in the q studio.

— Produced by Chris Trowbridge