Madison Concert Ticket Giveaway: Steve Earle

Steve Earle

Legendary singer-songwriter and part-time novelist Steve Earle will be bringing his signature brand of outlaw roots music to Madison’s Barrymore Theatre tomorrow night (July 20, 2011). His latest album, I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive, produced by T Bone Burnett, has been hailed as some of Earle’s finest work to date.

Tomorrow night’s performance will be one for the books, and we don’t want you to miss it!  Read on to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the show.

Wednesday July 20, 2011

True Endeavors presents Triple M welcomes


Barrymore Theatre – 8pm – $35 ADV and DOS – Seated Show – All Ages

($1.00 per ticket to benefit We Are Wisconsin)

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS: In honor of Earle’s recent foray into the literary world with a novel of the same name as his latest album, we want you to tell us about your favorite books penned by musicians.   Leave a comment below telling us about at least three of your faves.

Please have your responses posted by 8pm tonight (Tuesday, July 19, 2011). A winner will be chosen and notified shortly thereafter.  Good luck!

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14 Responses

  1. Gene Simmons – Sex Money Kiss. Gene’s the man, bullshit and all!

    John Lydon – Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs. I’m not sure I believe EVERYTHING in his book, but it is an entertaining read.

    Alice Cooper – Golf Monster, A Rock – n – Rollers 12 Step Guide To Becoming a Golf Addict. LOVE the 12 step reference, To me the book really “humanizes” Alice Cooper. kinda makes the “insane” seem “sane”

  2. Willie Nelson’s “Willie: An Autobiography”. The story about how he dropped acid and melted into the stage one night in Texas is particularly entertaining. Gives you a good view from behind Wille’s eyes. A good read about an American music legend.

  3. Life – it would be impossible to believe this if it wasn’t Keith. But it is so I do.
    Joe Jackson penned a good one as well and Ian Hunter’s tale of Mott the Hoople’s U.S. tour gives a nice fee for a musician’s touring life in the 70’s.
    Finally, the tome by Susan Voelz, The Musician’s Guide to the Road is great. She’s played most types of gigs in a variety of roles. Insightful pointers and interesting anecdotes along the way. Hey, what do you expect from a Wisconsinite?

  4. Silence; John Cage
    Theory of Harmony; Schoenberg
    Working Girl Blues: The Life and Times of Hazel Dickens


  5. by Bill Malone, I meant to add…

  6. Creative contest idea, Tag!

    Just read Patti Smith’s “Just Kids” and loved it.

    Woody Guthrie’s “Bound for Glory” is a classic must-read for anyone interested in music or humanity.

    Bob Dylan’s “Chronicles Vol. 1” was mesmerizing.

    Looking forward to seeing Steve Earle tomorrow night!

  7. Population 485 by Michael Perry- who is a fine musician,EMT/volunteer firefighter, farmer, father, nice guy who lives somewhere in northern Wisconsin. Includes interesting, funny and sometimes heartbreaking tales of growing up in a big family in New Auburn, somewhere in the middle of nowhere- + tales @ his firefighting/EMT work. (1st of 3 books.)
    Patti Smith’s book of poems ‘7th Heaven’ which includes odes to Marianne Faithfull + Edie Sedgwick, long may you live on- Patti is an artist of many talents, damn!
    Henry Rollins’ ‘Get in the Van’ frickin’ crazy accounts of life on the road with Black Flag. Really loved that book back in the day. Think he has several lives.

  8. Steve Earle:Doghouse Roses, great book of short stores about redemption loss and the struggles to pull yourself out of dispair

    Carly Simon:Fisherman’s Song fun children’s book

    Jim Morrison: Wilderness: The Lost Writings of Jim Morrison, a collection of poetry and odds n ends from the Lizard King

  9. I love it that all these books are getting exposure!

  10. King Dork by Dr Frank (Mr T Experience)
    Cash by Johnny Cash
    Coal Miner’s Daughter by Loretta Lynn

  11. Steve Earle Doghouse Roses– like his songs without the music, short stories that say more than many others who use many more words, just not as well;
    Merle Haggard My House of Memories and Sing Me Back Home: Merle is the folk singer of a generation or 3, his autobiographies are astute, unapologetic and real;
    George Jones: I Lived to Tell it All. As a millionare, the guy would get drunk, climb a tree and shoot things plus he was married to Tammy Freakin Wynette

  12. Congrats go to Heather! Thanks for the great responses, all!

  13. I’ve got a lot of books to crack open now…thanks everybody for those interesting suggestions, er, entries.

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