Warner Bros. Records
Steve Earle & The Dukes - So you wannabe an outlaw (CD, Album, Dlx + DVD, NTSC) - NEW
Released: 16 Jun 2017
Format: CD, Album, Deluxe Edition
 So You Wannabe An Outlaw
 Lookin' For A Woman
 The Firebreak Line
 News From Colorado
 If Mama Coulda Seen Me
 Fixin' to Die
 This Is How It Ends
 The Girl on the Mountain
 You Broke My Heart
 Walkin' in LA
 Sunset Highway
 Goodbye Michelangelo
 Ain't No God in Mexico
 Sister's Coming Home / Down at the Corner Beer Joint
 Local Memory
 Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way
Musician, songwriter, actor and author Steve Earle and his country rock band The Dukes will release So You Wannabe an Outlaw on 16th June on Warner Bros. Records.
So You Wannabe an Outlaw, Earle’s first album for Warner Bros. Records since 1997’s El Corazón, explores his country songwriting roots and features collaborations with Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush, and Miranda Lambert.
“There’s nothing ‘retro’ about this record,” Earle says. “I’m just acknowledging where I’m coming from.” So You Wannabe an Outlaw is the first recording he has made in Austin, TX. Earle has lived in New York City for the past decade. “Look, I’m always gonna be a Texan, no matter what I do,” he says. “And I’m always going to be somebody who learned their craft in Nashville. It’s who I am.”
So You Wannabe an Outlaw is an homage to outlaw music and is dedicated to the late Waylon Jennings. “I was out to unapologetically ‘channel’ Waylon as best as I could.” Earle says. “This record was all about me playing’ on the back pick-up of a ’66 Fender Telecaster on an entire record for the first time in my life. The vocal part of it is a little different. I certainly don’t sound like Waylon Jennings. I moved to Nashville in November of 1974, and right after that Willie Nelson’s Red Headed Stranger came out. I was around when Waylon was recording Dreaming My Dreams. Guitar Town (Earle’s 1986 chart-topping, Grammy Award-winning debut album) wound up being kind of my version of those types of songs,” Earle recalls.
Earle is backed on So You Wannabe an Outlaw by his long-time band The Dukes — guitarist Chris Masterson, fiddle player Eleanor Whitmore, bassist Kelly Looney, and new members drummer Brad Pemberton and pedal steel player Ricky Ray Jackson. The album was produced by Richard Bennett and recorded at Arlyn Studios in Austin.