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Concerts & Events

Sunday, June 12, 2022  ·  3:00 PM CDT & 7:00 PM CDT

Steve Earle & The Dukes

with special guest The Whitmore Sisters

4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000

Steve Earle & The Dukes

Steve Earle is one of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of his generation. A protege of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, he quickly became a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs being recorded by Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Joan Baez, Emmylou Harris, The Pretenders, and countless others. 1986 saw the release of his record, Guitar Town, which shot to number one on the country charts and is now regarded as a classic of the Americana genre. Subsequent releases like The Revolution Starts…Now (2004), Washington Square Serenade (2007), and TOWNES (2009) received consecutive GRAMMY Awards. Restlessly creative across artistic disciplines, Earle has published both a novel and collection of short stories; produced albums for other artists such as Joan Baez and Lucinda Williams and acted in films, television (including David Simon's acclaimed The Wire), and on the stage. He currently hosts a radio show for Sirius XM. In 2009, Earle appeared in the off-Broadway play Samara, for which he also wrote a score that The New York Times described as “exquisitely subliminal.” Earle wrote music for and appeared in Coal Country, a riveting public theater play that dives into the most-deadly mining disaster in U.S. history, for which he was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. His 2020 album Ghosts of West Virginia was named as one of “The 50 Best Albums of 2020 So Far” by Rolling Stone. Mr. Earle was recently (Nov 2020) inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and released his 21st studio album J.T. on January 6th (2021) as a tribute to his late son Justin Townes Earle.


The Whitmore Sisters

"Thinking of The Whitmore Sisters as “new artists” is in itself a funny idea; Eleanor Whitmore and her younger sister Bonnie are names that have been looming large in alt-country and Americana circles for the last decade and a half. But this project is the first time they will have crossed the streams of their individual musical powers and made an album simply as The Whitmore Sisters.

Along with her husband Chris Masterson, Eleanor Whitmore makes up The Mastersons, the alt-country power couple best known for their own harmony soaked Americana records and for being members of Steve Earle's touring band, The Dukes and Duchesses. Her younger sister Bonnie has been steadily releasing her own enchanting solo albums since the mid-noughties, as well as playing bass and singing with Hayes Carll, John Moreland and Sunny Sweeney, to name a few.” - Holler Country