U.S. rock and roll royalty was in the Bluesfest house last night.
Steve Earle returned to downtown London for the first time in many years, bringing the Bluesfest London crowd to its feet with stories, one-liners and plenty of beautiful blues.
Not all Earle's blues songs fit the definition Earle supplied himself with mock seriousness part way through the set.
But when a Grammy winner stands up with just a guitar and harmonica and ends his opening number with a couple of lines from Bo Diddley's Who Do You Love and name checks blues icons Lightnin' Hopkins and Mance Lipscomb, it's safe to say this Earle is a bluesman, too. [Read More]