April 4, 2017

Steve Earle - Guitar Town (1986)


Guitar Town is Steve Earle's debut album. I guess this is where the country rock of the 70s started to transform into the 90s alt-country style. Earle was dedicated to a poppier sound in the 80s and I think this album influenced the radio country we all despise today, but nothing about Guitar Town is overboard; actually pretty tasteful, I think. A fun driving album if nothing else and, in my eyes, a much more quality substitute to anything Bruce Springsteen ever did. Guitar Town won't be everyone's favorite nor is it the perfect starting place with which to explore Earle's discography, but even if you're just a slight americana fan, this might interest you.

Sample

Guitar Town