The Low Highway

Release Date: 
April 16, 2013
Label: 
New West Records
Release Type: 
Album
  1. The Low Highway
  2. Calico County
  3. Burnin’ It Down
  4. That All You Got?
  5. Love’s Gonna Blow My Way
  6. After Mardi Gras
  7. Pocket Full Of Rain
  8. Invisible
  9. Warren Hellman’s Banjo
  10. Down The Road Part II
  11. 21st Century Blues
  12. Remember Me

2013 release, the 15th album from the Americana/Alt-Country singer/songwriter, the highly anticipated follow up to 2011's Grammy Award nominated album I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive. 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 Low Highway 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.