New music from Steve Earle, Todd Snider

T Bone Burnett produced the Steve Earle song “This City”, which plays during the closing credit for HBO’s Treme, a drama set in the Treme district of New Orleans which in which Earle plays the character of Harley, a local folk musician who is forming a Cajun band to back him on a tour. According to his website, the song will appear on Earle’s upcoming album which will be also be produced Burnett, and has been described by Earle as his “most country album to date.” I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive comes outon April 26th via New West Records. The album is the anticipated follow up to the Grammy Award winning 2009 release Townes.

Steve Earle, Shooter Jennings, Mojo Nixon, Elizabeth Cook talk Springsteen

Todd Snider is working with Don Was and Great American Taxi, recording Jerry Jeff Walker songs to be released next year on the occasion of Jerry Jeff’s 70th birthday. Snider says they are about half way done with the project.

“We did ‘Will There Be Any?’ and were going to do ‘Pissin in the Wind’, he writes on his Facebook page. “I think were gonna do about 15 songs…all but three written by jjw. The others are songs he didn’t write but made famous.”

Follow Todd’s postings on his notes page at Facebook. Snider’s also has a new live album coming out February 1.

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