I've been a Steve Earle fan maybe 20 or + years. I don't have all his discs but am familiar with all his material. This is another example of his musical greatness. How is it that Texas has produced so many incredible singer/ songwriters. For those that don't like him that's your business but trashing the recording his songs his singing well Justin Bieber must be releasing a new one soon
Earle continues to stick to his "theme" album concepts, this one he's harnessing the 70's "Outlaw Country" genre to create a fun little album worth your time. there are times when it almost feels too derivative, but most of it feels very authentic and done from a place of love.
This is Steve Earle's best album in recent years. Well done!! I would have given 5 stars but there was no digital download. Not sure I understand why they didn't provide it but the album is awesome. I really like the steel pedal in most of the songs as I feel it makes his music that much better.