Terraplane - Rolling Stone
Country Flag
Home Music Country Music


A country maverick throws a down-home Texas blues party

Steve Earle

Paul Morigi

Steve Earle

For his 16th album, country renegade Steve Earle gets in touch with the hardboiled blues of his native Texas — not the sad-slurring, throw-yourself-in-the-bayou blues, but the bar-stomping variety. Songs like the scorching "Go Go Boots Are Back" are stacked with the tight musicianship of his longtime band the Dukes, including- vocalist/fiddle player Eleanor Whitmore, who duets with Earle on the Western-swing tune "Baby's Just as Mean as Me." Earle lets some darkness creep in on the slow-burning "Better Off Alone" (he recently ended his seventh marriage). But Terraplane is less a soul-searcher than a sturdy vehicle, built to chug through hard times.


Powered by
Arrow Created with Sketch. Calendar Created with Sketch. Path Created with Sketch. Shape Created with Sketch. Plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch.