This poster has always been crazy for Texas singer/songwriters like Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Alejandro Escovedo, and of course…Steve Earle. Friday night, lucky BaristavEarlians had a chance to see Earle and his wife, the golden-voiced singer/songwriter Allison Moorer, perform at the always great Outpost in the Burbs.
Moorer opened the show and performed material from her most recent cd, “Mockingbird”–and a slow, gorgeous version of Patti Smith’s poignant “Dancing Barefoot.” After a 20 minute break, Earle came on, and included in his set a particular favorite, “Pale Male” from “Washington Square Serenade,” his most recent CD. Then–joy of joys–Moorer came back out for a few lovely duets with her talented husband. It amazes me that we can drive three minutes from our houses and see a show of this caliber.