Texas songwriter and activist, Steve Earle took to the stage at Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto last night to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his acclaimed third record, Copperhead Road. Backed by an extremely tight five-piece band, he launched the set with fan favourite title track and then proceeded to play the rest of the album in its entirety. Earle was in good spirits throughout the night, joking with the audience between songs about how he was surprised to be labelled a political songwriter later in his career considering how political this record was.
Words and photos by Stephen McGill
After he finished performing the album, he proceeded to play another sets’ worth of hits from throughout the rest of his career. The crowd was happy to help him sing along through most. By the end of the set, there was no doubt if they were left happy.
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