Port City Music Hall
Steve Earle & The Dukes - 30th Anniversary of Copperhead Road

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Steve Earle & The Dukes - 30th Anniversary of Copperhead Road

The Mastersons

Sat, April 14, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

State Theatre

Portland, ME

$50, $40, $30, $25 - Reserved Seating

This event is all ages

Buy tickets in person at the Port City Music Hall box office (504 Congress Street) Wednesday-Friday 10AM-5PM, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, or online right here. State Theatre box office will open one hour before doors night of show.

Steve Earle & The Dukes
Steve Earle & The Dukes
Steve Earle and his longtime band the Dukes return to the road this week with a series of City Winery shows across the country, leading up to next month's launch of the Copperhead Road 30th Anniversary Tour.

The newly announced trek will feature the songs from Earle's third album, issued to widespread acclaim in October 1998. A mixture of hard-driving political tunes and conventional love songs – with the former including the Reagan-era indictment "Snake Oil" and "The Devil's Right Hand," (later covered by both Waylon Jennings and Bob Seger) – the bluegrass-meets-metal album garnered Earle considerable airplay at rock radio. The upcoming tour celebrating the anniversary launches in El Dorado, Arkansas, and runs through April 15th in Peekskill, New York. See the list of tour dates below.

In addition to performing Copperhead Road in its entirety, the three-time Grammy winner will include tunes from his 2017 release So You Wanna Be An Outlaw. From June 25th to 28th, he'll host his fourth annual Camp Copperhead, a songwriting workshop at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York. One of this year's special guests will be New Orleans singer-songwriter Anders Osborne (Brad Paisley, Kim Carnes, Aaron Neville).

While the camp is an opportunity for aspiring songwriters and artists to get helpful advice from seasoned professionals, Earle believes his work has benefited as much from the advice he didn't listen to as a young songwriter.

"Everybody told me my songs had to have choruses," Earle told Rolling Stone Country in 2016. "I have three songs that are probably going to be around after I'm gone – 'Galway Girl,' 'Guitar Town' and 'Copperhead Road' – none of them have choruses. I just wish that everybody could have somebody that believed in them. I had [music publisher] Bob Beckham. He was the only person I called 'Mister.' I didn't write for him but he was incredibly encouraging. I learned a lot and I just wish everybody could have somebody that believes in them and that really knows what they're doing and talking about when it comes to songs."
Venue Information:
State Theatre
609 Congress St
Portland, ME, 04101