Steve Earle & the Dukes

Nov. 5
8 p.m.
Americana, Classic Rock, Rock, Singer-Songwriter

Steve Earle burst onto the Nashville scene 30 years ago with Guitar Town, an impressive debut album that had sufficient twang and drawl for a pair of country Grammy nominations. But it also had plenty of outlaw rebelliousness and rock ’n’ roll attitude, presaging the unpredictable, badass renegade path Earle often would take over ensuing decades. Marking its anniversary on the current tour, Earle and his band will play Guitar Town in its entirety in their first set, then dive deep into the eclectic Earle songbook. His catalog echoes his gnarly, troublesome character, rankling and charming by equal measures, traversing hard country, snarly rock anthems, rootsy bluegrass, and folkie introspection. He even had the distinction of being murdered in the French Quarter, in his role as a street busker in the music-centric TV drama Tremé. His latest album, Colvin & Earle, a collaboration with Shawn Colvin, is a folk-oriented collection of jointly penned originals, plus curious covers by the likes of the We Five and Rolling Stones. Earle’s previous release, 2015’s Terraplane, was gritty originals in a variety of vintage blues contexts.