Steve Earle & The Dukes So You Wannabe An Outlaw 2LP
Double LP Features Guest Artists Willie Nelson, Miranda Lambert & Johnny Bush!
Musician, songwriter, actor and author Steve Earle and his country rock band The
Dukes will release So You Wannabe an Outlaw.
So You Wannabe an Outlaw, Earle’s first album for Warner Bros. Records since
1997’s El Corazón, explores his country songwriting roots and features
collaborations with Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush, and Miranda Lambert.
"There’s nothing ‘retro’ about this record," Earle says. "I’m just
acknowledging where I’m coming from." So You Wannabe an Outlaw is the first
recording he has made in Austin, TX. Earle has lived in New York City for the
past decade. "Look, I’m always gonna be a Texan, no matter what I do," he
says. "And I’m always going to be somebody who learned their craft in
Nashville. It’s who I am."
So You Wannabe an Outlaw is an homage to outlaw music and is dedicated to the
late Waylon Jennings. “I was out to unapologetically ‘channel’ Waylon as best as
I could.” Earle says. “This record was all about me playing’ on the back pick-up
of a ’66 Fender Telecaster on an entire record for the first time in my life.
The vocal part of it is a little different. I certainly don’t sound like Waylon
Jennings. I moved to Nashville in November of 1974, and right after that Willie
Nelson’s Red Headed Stranger came out. I was around when Waylon was recording
Dreaming My Dreams. Guitar Town (Earle’s 1986 chart-topping, Grammy
Award-winning debut album) wound up being kind of my version of those types of
songs,” Earle recalls.
Earle is backed on So You Wannabe an Outlaw by his long-time band The Dukes —
guitarist Chris Masterson, fiddle player Eleanor Whitmore, bassist Kelly Looney,
and new members drummer Brad Pemberton and pedal steel player Ricky Ray Jackson.
The album was produced by Richard Bennett and recorded at Arlyn Studios in
• Double LP
1. So You Wannabe An Outlaw
2. Lookin' For A Woman
3. The Firebreak Line
4. News From Colorado
1. If Mama Coulda Seen Me
2. Fixin' To Die
3. This Is How It Ends
4. The Girl On the Mountain
1. You Broke My Heart
2. Walkin' In LA
3. Sunset Highway
4. Goodbye Michelangelo
1. Ain't No God In Mexico
2. Sister's Coming Home / Down At the Corner Beer Joint
3. Local Memory
4. Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way