Steve Earle Garners Emmy Nomination

Steve Earle has received an Emmy Award Nomination for his song, "This City" in the Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics Category. The new song closed the season finale of HBO’s series "Treme." Produced by T Bone Burnett and featuring arrangements by Allen Toussaint, "This City" was written specifically for the series. From David Simon (creator of The Wire) and Eric Overmyer (writer/producer of Law & Order), "Treme" begins in the fall of 2005, three months after Hurricane Katrina’s devastation on the city of New Orleans. The series title refers to one of New Orleans’ oldest neighborhoods and a historically important source of music and culture. The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards telecast, which will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon, will air on August 29th on NBC. This is Steve Earle’s first Emmy Award Nomination.

As he appeared in the critically acclaimed David Simon series, "The Wire"/, Steve Earle played a recurring character, Harley, a street musician, in three episodes of "Treme". When speaking about the brand new song, Steve Earle stated, "David Simon came on the set one day and asked me to write a song that my character would have written in ’05. The next morning I woke up and wrote it."

Steve Earle has also announced summer tour dates with Electric Hot Tuna in addition to multiple nights, which begin this evening, in his adoptive hometown of New York City at the City Winery. Each night will feature his wife, critically acclaimed singer songwriter Allison Moorer and special guests. Among those announced are Roseanne Cash, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Greg Trooper, and Steve Earle’s son, the critically acclaimed singer songwriter, Justin Townes Earle.

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