Live Music Thursday – Steve Earle and the Dukes, 30 years of Copperhead Road

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.

Steve Earle and the Dukes continue their North American tour, including 17 upcoming Canadian shows.

Sept. 7
Centre In The Square
Kitchener

Sept. 8
FirstOntario Concert Hall
Hamilton

Sept. 9
London Music Hall
London

Sept. 11
Empire Theatre
Belleville

Sept. 12
CityFolk
Ottawa

Sept. 14
Casino Nova Scotia
Halifax

Sept. 15
Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival
Fredericton

Sept. 16
Iceberg Alley Performance Tent
St. John’s

Sept. 18
Metropolis
Montreal

Sept. 21
Club Regent Casino
Winnipeg

Sept. 22
O’Brians Event Centre
Saskatoon

Sept. 23
River Cree Resort and Casino
Spruce Grove

Sept. 25
Vic Juba Community Theatre
Lloydminster

Sept. 26
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Calgary

Sept. 27
Kelowna Community Theatre
Kelowna

Sept. 29-30
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver

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Aron Harris

Aron Harris

Music Editor at Addicted
Aron Harris is Addicted's music editor as well as a designer/photographer/writer. Aron can be found on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/arichardphoto/
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