Steve Earle & The Dukes on stage Aug. 20 at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall


Country maverick Steve Earle & The Dukes will appear on stage Aug. 20 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall for a seated, full-capacity performance.

Earle is one of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of his generation, heir to Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, his musical mentors.

Over the course of 20 studio albums, Earle has distinguished himself as a master storyteller, and his songs have been recorded by a vast array of artists, including Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Joan Baez, Emmylou Harris, the Pretenders and more.

Earle’s 1986 debut album, “Guitar Town,” is now regarded as a classic of the Americana genre, and subsequent releases like “The Revolution Starts...Now” (2004), “Washington Square Serenade” (2007) and “TOWNES” (2009) all received Grammy Awards.

Restlessly creative across artistic disciplines, Earle has published both a novel and a collection of short stories; produced albums for other artists; and acted in films, TV shows and on stage. He currently hosts a radio show for Sirius XM.

In 2019, Earle appeared in the off-Broadway play “Samara,” for which he also wrote a score that The New York Times described as “exquisitely subliminal.”

Each year, Earle organizes a benefit concert for the Keswell School, which his son John Henry attends and which provides educational programs for children and young adults with autism.

When asked about what drove him to craft his deeply evocative new album, “Ghosts of West Virginia,” Earle said he was interested in exploring a new approach to his songwriting.

“I’ve already made the preaching-to-the-choir album,” he said, alluding to his 2004 album, “The Revolution Starts…Now.”

But he has come to believe that these times might benefit from something that addresses a different audience, songs written from a point of view that he is particularly capable of rendering.

Tickets to see Steve Earle & The Dukes are on sale now at The St. Augustine Amphitheatre box office and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall box office remains closed at this time. All tickets are digital.

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre box office is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays. Only debit and credit cards are accepted for payment.


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