We are over the moon to announce that Steve Earle will perform at Grimey's in celebration of his new album GUY - Earle's tribute to one of his mentors and heroes and one of the greatest songwriters ever - Guy Clark. We've always wanted to have Steve Earle play at Grimey's and it's finally happening! Starting tomorrow, Friday March 8th, when we open at 10AM, stop into Grimey's to preorder GUY on TX To TN clear vinyl ($23.99), Indie Exclusive blue vinyl ($23.99) or CD ($13.99) to get your wristband guaranteeing you'll get in for the live performance on Thursday, April 25th, at 6PM, and get your record or CD signed! The super limited TX To TN pressing is clear vinyl and limited to the first 45 who preorder it. All remaining vinyl will be the blue indie exclusive.
Steve Earle was nineteen and had just hitchhiked from San Antonio to Nashville in 1974. Back then if you wanted to be where the best songwriters were you had to be in there. Guy Clark had moved to Nashville and if you were from Texas, Guy Clark was king. Flash forward more than forty years. In the fall of 2018, Steve and The Dukes went into House Of Blues studio in Nashville and recorded GUY in six days. 'I wanted it to sound live...When you've got a catalog like Guy's and you're only doing sixteen tracks, you know each one is going to be strong.' Earle and his current, perhaps best-ever Dukes lineup, take on these songs with a spirit of reverent glee and invention. But in the end Guy leads the listener back to its beginning, namely Guy Clark, which is what any good 'tribute' should do. Guy is a saga of friendship, its ups and downs, what endures. We are lucky that Earle remembers and honors these things, because like old friends, Guy is a diamond.
Steve Earle will sign copies of GUY after his performance on April 25th. You must have a wristband to go through the signing line. We are taking preorders in person at Grimey's starting March 8th and you will be able to preorder from our website at grimeys.com/preorders beginning this coming Monday, March 11th, at 10AM. One wristband per preorder. This is gonna be awesome so don't delay.