Steve Earle Guitar Town on 180g LP
1986 Roots Rock Debut Cut from the Original Masters & Pressed on 180g Vinyl
A protégé of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, Steve Earle quickly became a master storyteller in his own right, with the release of his triumphant roots-rock 1986 debut, Guitar Town, which topped the Billboard Country Album charts and garnered two Grammy nominations, one for Best Male Country Vocalist and one for Best Country Song for the title track. Produced by Emory Gordy, Jr. and Tony Brown, the staggering 10-song set finds the throwback singer/songwriter as equal parts country-folk minstrel and working class ambassador, spinning fully-formed tales of yesteryear with considerable aplomb. Earle's blend of rock, folk, and country here became the blueprint for his trademark sound and a rich music career, earning him the distinction of being the father of alt-country in the process.