Edgy and soulful, Steve Earle - the man who wrote Galway Girl - performs a solo gig at the NCH, Dublin on August 27. 

 A protégé of songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, Steve Earle became a master storyteller in his own right. His songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, The Pretenders, Joan Baez, Sharon Shannon and many others.  

 Tickets on sale from NCH Box Office (01) 4170000 / www.nch.ie.

Hailing from San Antonio, Texas, Steve released his debut album Guitar Town in 1986. The record shot to number one on the country charts.

Follow-up records included the corrosive hard rock of Copperhead Road (1988), the wistful Train A Comin’ (1995) the politically-charged Jerusalem (2002) and the Grammy Award Winning album The Revolution Starts... Now (2004). Steve has also written an acclaimed collection of short stories.

He acted in The Wire and is also a cast member on the HBO series Treme. The Texan has appeared too on Law and Order and the feature film Leaves of Grass, starring Edward Norton, Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss, and Keri Russell.