Tag Archives: Steve Earle

CW & Pop Culture: Steve Earle’s “Ben McCulloch”

I’ve been a longtime Steve Earle fan and I’m here today to share something with you… Steve Earle is cooler than crap. Here’s a guy who cut his teeth in the music business under the tutelage of the great Townes … Continue reading

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CW & Pop Culture: Civil War Rock and Roll, or, Who was Larkin Poe?

When it comes to the Civil War and popular culture, I admit I am hard to please. For example, with a couple of notable exceptions, I am generally disappointed by film portrayals of the American Civil War. Even the ones … Continue reading

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Steve Earle, “Dixieland,” and the Irresistible Charm of Buster Kilrain

The myths of Gettysburg rear their heads in the most unexpected places. At a Steve Earle concert in Rochester, New York, a couple weeks ago, the folk-rocker launched into a pair of songs related to the Irish. Before he did, … Continue reading

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