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Steve Earle and David Simon (Episode #302H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 27, 2018 -- 11:00 PM

Three-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Steve Earle is joined by Emmy Award- winning producer David Simon for an intimate conversation in this episode of Speakeasy. Earle began his career as a songwriter in 1982 before having his breakthrough 1986's Guitar Town. His 16th studio album, So You Wanna Be an Outlaw, was released in June 2017. Simon is the Emmy Award winning producer behind HBO's The Wire. His latest project The Deuceis coming to HBO in the fall. The pair discuss storytelling through song, politics, and working with Townes Van Zandt. Earle treats the audience to a special performance of songs from his new album including "Goodbye Michelangelo," "The Firebreak Line," and "So You Wannabe an Outlaw."

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 28, 2018 -- 5:00 AM

Jimmie Vaughan and Gary Clark Jr. (Episode #301H)

KQED World: Sun, Sep 2, 2018 -- 4:00 PM

Grammy Award winner Gary Clark Jr. is joined by four-time Grammy Award winner Jimmie Vaughan at New York City's Iridium for a taping of the intimate conversation series "Speakeasy." Clark has been called "The Chosen One" by Rolling Stone and has been hailed as a major talent by icons including the Rolling Stones, Sheryl Crow, and Paul McCartney. He has leant his unique blend of rock, R&B, blues, soul, and pop to multiple soundtracks including the acclaimed movie "12 Years a Slave." Vaughan has been regarded by Guitar Player magazine as "a living legend" and is one of the most respected guitarists in the world of popular music. With the Famous Thunderbirds, he spearheaded the current blues revival and has earned the admiration of B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, and Z.Z. Top's Billy Gibbons.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 21, 2018 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 20, 2018 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Sep 3, 2018 -- 1:00 AM
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