Monday, December 5, 2016

Steve Earle & Friends at the Town Hall

Shawn Colvin, Steve Earle  & Graham Nash
Three-time Grammy Award winning, New York-based folk/country/rock singer-songwriter Steve Earle has a six-year-old son living with autism. Tonight, Earle headlined his second annual benefit concert at the Town Hall to benefit the school his son attends. The concert featured Steve Earle & the Dukes performing Earle’s 1986 breakthrough album, Guitar Town, in its entirety for the first time in New York in 30 years. The concert also featured performances by Graham Nash, Shawn Colvin and Matt Savage.

Matt Savage
The concert started with Earle introducing Savage, an autistic jazz and classical pianist from Sudbury, Massachusetts. Colvin performed one song solo and six songs with Earle, Nash performed six songs, and then Earle and the Dukes performed the 10 songs from Guitar Town. The evening concluded with an ensemble encore of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s “Teach Your Children.”

Shawn Colvin
All net proceeds raised by ticket sales were donated to the Keswell School, an educational program for children and young adults with autism. Formerly known as The McCarton School, the school was founded on the belief that children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can live full and productive lives as integrated members of their communities. The Keswell School provides educational, therapeutic and supportive services for diagnosed children and their families.
Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle
Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle set list
  1. Even Here We Are (Paul Westerberg cover)
  2. Come What May
  3. Burnin’ It Down (Steve Earle cover)
  4. Sunny Came Home (Shawn Colvin cover)
  5. Diamond in the Rough (Shawn Colvin cover)
  6. Tell Moses

Graham Nash
Graham Nash set list
  1. Military Madness
  2. I Used to Be a King
  3. Myself at Last
  4. Simple Man
  5. Our House (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young cover)
  6. Chicago (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young cover)

Steve Earle
Steve Earle & the Dukes set list
  1. Guitar Town (Steve Earle cover)
  2. Goodbye's All We've Got Left (Steve Earle cover)
  3. Hillbilly Highway (Steve Earle cover)
  4. Good Ol' Boy (Gettin' Tough) (Steve Earle cover)
  5. My Old Friend the Blues (Steve Earle cover)
  6. Someday (Steve Earle cover)
  7. Think It Over (Steve Earle cover)
  8. Fearless Heart (Steve Earle cover)
  9. Little Rock 'n' Roller (Steve Earle cover)
  10. Down the Road (Steve Earle cover)