Steve Earle and The Dukes Take Audience Down “Copperhead Road”
Spencer Cohen, Feature Writer
Photos courtesy of Mickey Deneher – Music Photography
Country rock group, Steve Earle and The Dukes, performed and celebrated their 30th anniversary of their hit album “Copperhead Road” at the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater on April 15 in Peekskill, NY.
The evening began with an opening set by The Mastersons, a group consisting of Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore. The duo performed several songs, including their “revengeful” tune, “Don’t Tell Me to Smile,” which had previously been mentioned in Rolling Stone Country.
After their set, The Mastersons welcomed Earle and The Dukes onto the Paramount’s stage. This concert marked the first time that Earle and The Dukes played the full “Copperhead Road” album through live.
“It was great to see him play the ‘Copperhead’ album,” Patron James said.
Earle told the audience that the first side of the “Copperhead Road” record consisted of political tunes of his. He then made it clear that the songs on side two are love songs about women.
“Side two is where the chicks songs are,” Earle joked on stage.
Once Earle and The Dukes finished playing through the “Copperhead Road” album, they performed some of their other tunes, including “So You Wannabe an Outlaw,” “The Firebreak Line,” and “My Old Friend The Blues.”
The audience seemed to enjoy the band’s set, with patrons having their own favorite tunes that were played.
“I liked his Christmas song a lot,” said Patron Laurie, referring to Earle’s tune “Nothing But A Child,” the final song on “Copperhead Road.”
Audience members were also impressed by the Paramount’s capabilities.
“The acoustics were fabulous and the sound was great,” Patron Lynn said. “Great sound.”
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