Album: Transcendental Blues
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And so I Feel Alright was basically the beginning of Steve Earle’s second act, and he wasted no time following it up with 1997’s El Corazón, which was pretty much in the same vein, and 1999’s The Mountain, which was an all-bluegrass curveball, featuring the Del McCoury band.
Both records were really well-regarded, and while they didn’t have songs I’m writing about, I’m especially fond of the harmony-drenched “Telephone Road” (which comes to mind every time we take the 101 through Ventura) from the former, and the alternate Justified theme song, “Harlan Man” from the latter.