Earle, Van Zandt, Clark Concert to Be Released

Marking one his first public appearances after jail time and drug rehabilitation, Steve Earle appeared at Nashville’s intimate Bluebird Cafe to swap stories, jokes and tunes with his songwriting mentors Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt in September 1995. Sixteen songs from the show will be released on Oct. 9 by Koch Progressive under the title Together at the Bluebird Cafe. Earle’s songs include “My Old Friend the Blues” and “Copperhead Road”; Van Zandt’s selections include “Tecumseh Valley” and “Pancho and Lefty”; and Clark’s numbers include “Dublin Blues” and “Randall Knife.” Making a surprise appearance, Emmylou Harris joined in for group sing-alongs. Van Zandt, a hard living troubadour, died of a heart attack at age 52 a little more than a year after the show. 08/17/01