Steve Earle Revolts - 9:30 Club, March 19, 2005
Steve Earle was in fine rebellious form last Saturday night at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC. Maybe even a bit mellower than when we saw him last summer.
Allison Moorer opened with a brief acoustic set which Earle sat in on part of on mandolin.
Earle, with his band the Dukes, performed much of his latest album The Revolution Starts Now during his main set, including the title which opened and closed the set similar to the album itself.
Apparently, Steve and Allison are an item nowadays as evidenced by their playfulness. Earle said at one point:
"The best way to get over losing an election is to go to Europe, fall in love, and play a Rolling Stone song every night."
Which they promptly did by launching into a Stones song followed by a cover of The Beatles "Revolution."
Lastly, we were lucky to have a special guest appearance by Emmylou Harris, who helped out on vocals, which was a nice surprise.
A fine night catching up with buddies Keys Left Hangin', Union Man, Expecting To Fly, Cherry, and Mark at Mansion on the Hill.
As usual, my photos weren't quite what I'd like to see. If you want to see some nice Steve and Allison concert photos, go to this review.