Steve Earle “The Randall Knife” – Listen

We’ve mentioned the new Steve Earle tribute album to Guy Clark a fair bit on the site recently, and there’s another offering now online from it, a terrific version of one of Guy Clark’s most personal songs, ‘The Randall Knife.’‘ which described the complicated relationship between a father and son. The song was originally featured on 1995’s ‘Dublin Blues’ which includes a spoken-word delivery. Earle does the same through his version , which RS describes as “a little gruffer and more ominous than Clark’s original, which unfolded like a campfire story.” The album comes out at the end of this month.


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Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield has been the Editor of Americana UK for the last 17 years and still feels like this is his pretend job, mainly because it is.

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