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Seven Years in the Making: Steve Earle Wrap-up

Steve Earle, June 14, 2015. Photo by Alex Marks.

Steve Earle, June 14, 2015. Photo by Alex Marks.

Rainbow outside Steve Earle and The Dukes, June 14, 2015. Photo by Lesley Brown.

After seven years of trying, we were finally lucky enough to host the legendary Steve Earle and the Dukes in Marfa last Sunday, June 14, 2015. It was worth the wait. He played for two hours; the house was packed; it thunderstormed; and the most epic double rainbow of all time formed outside the theater, right before Steve played. Couldn’t ask for a better sign.

A huge thank you to Steve, the Dukes, Eleanor and Chris Masterson, his crew, all the wonderful people from far and wide who came to the show (we even had some folks from Japan!), and all the folks who took a risk on standing room tickets to join us (we think it worked out?). We also want to thank Matt & Mikelle Kruger, Ballroom Marfa members, and our ever-wonderful, ever-supportive friends at Big Bend Brewing Company, SAVED Wines, and the Crowley Theater.

Particular shoutout to our sound and light team — Rob Crowley, Gory Smelley, and Chris Hillen — and all the others who made it happen: Lesley Brown, Tim Crowley, JD DiFabbio, Hilary duPont, Cuca Flores, Liz Janoff, Mallory Jones, Vance Knowles, Marfa Public Radio, Alex Marks, Jose Martinez, Jeff Matheis, Tom Michael, Suzy Simon, and Jonathan Wyckoff. It’s a pleasure and gift to work with all of you.

In case you missed the show, check out the photos below, listen to the interview with Steve Earle over at Marfa Public Radio, and purchase the poster, designed by Mishka Westell, here.

SAVED wines and Big Bend Brewing beer, June 14, 2015. Photo by Lesley Brown.

SAVED wines and Big Bend Brewing beer, June 14, 2015. Photo by Lesley Brown.

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The Mastersons, June 14, 2015. Photo by Lesley Brown.

The Mastersons, June 14, 2015. Photo by Lesley Brown.

The Crowley Theater, June 14, 2015. Photo by Lesley Brown.

Steve Earle being photographed by Alex Marks, June 14, 2015. Photo by Lesley Brown.

Rainbow outside Steve Earle and The Dukes, June 14, 2015. Photo by Lesley Brown.

Steve Earle and The Dukes, June 14, 2015. Photo by Lesley Brown.

Steve Earle and The Dukes, June 14, 2015. Photo by Lesley Brown.

Steve Earle and The Dukes, June 14, 2015. Photo by Lesley Brown.

Steve Earle and The Dukes, June 14, 2015. Photo by Lesley Brown.

Standing ovation at Steve Earle and The Dukes, June 14, 2015. Photo by Hilary duPont.

Outside the Crowley Theater at Steve Earle and The Dukes, June 14, 2015. Photo by Laura Copelin.

Polaroids by Alex Marks; concert photos by Lesley Brown.