Steve Earle & The Dukes are releasing a tribute album to the late Jerry Jeff Walker, simply titled Jerry Jeff, on May 20 via New West. It's in the same series as their Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark tributes. “This record completes the set, the work of my first-hand teachers,” Earle says, continuing, "There’s a tendency to think of Jerry Jeff around a relationship to one song,” referring to “Mr. Bojangles,” which was a hit for Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1971 and also covered by Bob Dylan and Sammy Davis Jr. “He was also such a great interpreter of other people's songs. But my main purpose in recording this album was to remind people that he wrote a lot of fucking great songs.”

The album features 10 Jerry Jeff Walker songs, including "Mr Bojangles," and he's shared the album's opening track, "Gettin' By," which you can listen to below.

Steve Earle & The Dukes will be on tour starting in June and will host Camp Copperhead on September 6-9 at Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY. The songwriting camp also features Shawn Colvin and Anders Osborne and you can learn more about it here.

You can pick up lots of Steve Earle albums on vinyl in the BV shop.

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Gettin’ By
Gypsy Songman
Little Bird
I Make Money (Money Don’t Make Me)
Mr. Bojangles
Hill Country Rain
Charlie Dunn
My Old Man
Old Road

Steve Earle & The Dukes – 2022 Tour Dates:
April 23rd — Nashville, TN — Grand Ole Opry*
May 1st — Spicewood, TX — To Willie: A Birthday Celebration @ Luck Ranch*
May 13th — New York, NY — WFUV Highline Bash 2022 @ City Winery at Pier 57*
June 1st — Decatur, AL — Princess Theatre
June 3rd — Nashville, IN — Brown County Music Center
June 4th — Warrendale, PA — Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
June 5th — Phoenixville, PA — Colonial Theatre
June 7th — Springfield, MO — Gillioz Theatre
June 9th — Wichita, KS — Cotillion Ballroom
June 10th — Council Bluffs, IA — Westfair Amphitheater w/Turnpike Troubadours
June 11th — Waite Park, MN — The Ledge w/Turnpike Troubadours
June 14th — Chester, NY — Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center
June 16th — Torrington, CT — Warner Theatre
June 17th — Plymouth, NH — Flying Monkey Performance Center
June 18th — North Truro, MA — Payomet Performing Arts Center
June 19th — State College, PA — State Theatre
June 21st — Isle of Palms, SC — The Windjammer
June 23rd — New Orleans, LA — Tipitina’s
June 24th — New Braunfels, TX — Gruene Hall
June 25th — Fredericksburg, TX — The Backyard
July 1st — Rogers, AR — Outlaw Festival – Walmart Amphitheater
July 2nd — Dallas, TX — Outlaw Festival – Dos Equis Pavilion
July 4th — Austin, TX — Willie Nelson Picnic – Germania Amphitheater
July 7th — Deadwood, SD — Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center
July 8th — Emigrant, MT — The Old Saloon
July 9th — Rexford, MT — Abayance Bay Marina
July 10th — Calgary, AB — Calgary Stampede
July 15th — Orillia, ON — Casino Rama Resort
July 16th — Oak Hill, NY — Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
July 17th — East Greenwich, RI — Greenwich Odeum
July 19th — Annapolis, MD — Ramshead
July 20th — Alexandria, VA — The Birchmere
July 22nd — Marietta, OH — The Adelphia
July 23rd — Lexington, KY — The Burl
July 24th — Pelham, TN — The Caverns
July 26th — Memphis, TN — Lafayette’s Music Room
July 29th — Kansas City, MO — Knuckleheads Saloon
Aug. 1st — Aspen, CO — Belly Up
Aug. 3rd — Boulder, CO — Chautauqua Auditorium
Aug. 5th — Des Moines, IA — Hoyt Sherman Place
Aug. 6th — Madison, WI — Barrymore Theatre
Aug. 9th — Winnipeg, MB — Burton Cummings Theatre
Aug. 11th — Regina, SK — Casino Regina
Aug. 12th — Edmonton, AB — River Cree Resort and Casino
Aug. 13th — Grand Prairie, AB — Bear Creek Folk Music Festival
Aug. 23rd — Los Angeles, CA — Troubadour
Aug. 24th — Los Angeles, CA — Troubadour
Sept. 3rd — Weston, CO — Caveman Festival
Sept. 6-9 — Big Indian, NY — Camp Copperhead @ Full Moon Resort*
*Steve Earle will appear solo.

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