This song has hit me more than anything else I’ve heard released this year. From Colvin & Earle, it’s “You’re Still Gone”. It’s stunning.
There’s also a pretty neat interview with them both about the song you can watch.
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To each his own. Earle’s not much of a singer at this stage of his life. I do, however, enjoy these musical interludes from the madness that is now CFB.
I thought that’s what politics were for. 😉
Politics is making me sick. Music makes me well. I’ll leave it at that.
Not to be pedantic, but I’m having a hard time imagining Steve Earle was ever a good singer. Like many good songwriters, his talent is telling a story and the interest is generated by a less-than-perfect voice
He’s always been about communicating the emotion of a song rather than tonal beauty.
Just my 2 cents.
“A recent study found that most amateur singers can carry a tune just as accurately as trained professionals, suggesting that singing may be as universal a human trait as talking. But good pitch doesn’t always mean good music — Bob Dylan, for example, seems to have gotten along just fine without perfect pitch.”
Yeah I know Bob didn’t win yesterday with his voice. 😉
I completely agree, but most of us, even with years of training, will never sound like (insert soloist here)
Case in point. I have 2 friends trained in opera (masters in voice). One sings at the Met, one drives tour buses and works in Nashville studios. Both can carry a tune and both can sing beautifully, one will never be a professional singer.
Conversely, Randy Newman, John Hiatt, Elvis,Costello, et al are very entertaining, even memorable, but terrible singers.
Not my cup of tea but thanks for showing me someone new.
In this season of electoral unity, I would vote that this is lovely. Forth Worth Blues cemented SE as somebody that can make this old cynic reflect… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4WOys7sWvU
I’ve been a Steve Earle fan since the first time I ever heard Guitartown when I was in high school. He was my entry into a type of music I didn’t know existed at that time. I think the term .altcountry is about obsolete but man I love that stuff along with regular country when it is done right. Earle’s voice may not be perfect but I like it. That said, he’s as crazy as a run over dog.
I missed this one. Wonderful. Thanks.
I’ll always love him for his part in getting Bubbles back on the right track.
Thanks Senator – I get it , powerful and emotional — probably hits home more with those of us with a bunch of birthdays- miss you E
Well, I’m sitting at my desk crying now.
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