Steve Earle's new 12-track set is the anticipated follow up to 2011's Grammy Award-nominated album 'I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive' and is the first billed as Steve Earle & The Dukes (And Duchesses). The album is also the first to feature 'The Dukes' band name since 1987's Exit 0.
'The Low Highway' features his live band and was co-produced by Earle and Ray Kennedy (whose production partnership known as the "Twangtrust" was behind Lucinda Williams' Car Wheels On A Gravel Road). Between the opening title track and the reflective closing of "Remember Me," The Low Highway is very much Steve Earle's road record, and one that has seen many miles. The CD features "Love's Gonna Blow My Way" and "After Mardi Gras," two songs Earle co-wrote with Lucia Micarelli, his co-star in David Simon's original HBO Series Treme. Earle played a recurring character, Harley, a street musician who mentored Micarelli's character Annie during the first two seasons. The songs were written specifically for the series and an additional song written by Earle for Treme, "That All You Got?" was performed by Micarelli's character with the Red Stick Ramblers during the third season premiere.
Tune-in for 'The Low Highway', Friday at 12 noon.