Steve Earle - Transcendental Blues

Last updated:7 April 2001


Songs: Transcendental Blues album cover
cover art:   Tony Fitzpatrick 

click for larger image"I have spent most of my life (like most people) avoiding transcendence at all costs, mainly because the shit hurts.  Merely defining transcendence can sometimes be painful. I once heard that "Transcendence is the act of going through something".  Ouch.  I see plate glass windows and divorces.  Someone else told me that it was "rising above whatever one encountered in one's path" but at this point in my life that smacks of avoidance as well as elitism of some sort.  I am compelled to look back on years of going through, above, as well as around my life looking for loopholes to redefine everything including any and all of the ideas that I have held close to my heart along the way - Art - Freedom - Justice - Revolution - Love (a big one) - Growth - Passion - Parenting (a really big one) - and I find that for me, for now, transcendence is about being still enough long enough to know when it's time to move on. Fuck me."
 Steve Earle (Chicago, January 2000)

PR Bio for Transcendental Blues

lyrics for Transcendental Blues

Transcendental Blues
Steve Earle - Guitars, Harmonium, Mini-Moog, Vocals
Dan Metz - Bass
Ron Vance - Drums
Recorded by Paul Smith at Frank's Auto, South Philly, PA
Additional Recording by Ray Kennedy at Room & Board, Nashville, TN
Assisted by Patrick Earle
Everyone's In Love With You
Steve Earle - Electric Guitar, Vocals
David Steele - Electric Guitar
Kelley Looney - Bass
Will Rigby - Drums, Percussion
Tom Littlefield - Vocals
Recorded by Ray Kennedy at Room & Board
Assisted by Patrick Earle
Another Town
Steve Earle - Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
David Steele - Electric Guitars
Kelley Looney - Bass
Will Rigby - Drums, Percussion
Recorded by Ray Kennedy at Room & Board
Assisted by Patrick Earle
I Can Wait
Steve Earle - 12-String Acoustic, Vocals
David Steele - Electric Guitar
Kelley Looney - Bass
Will Rigby - Drums, Percussion
Tom Littlefield - Vocals
Recorded by Ray Kennedy at Room & Board
Assisted by Patrick Earle
The Boy Who Never Cried
Steve Earle - 12-String Guitar, Harmonium, Vocals
David Steele - Bouzouki
Kelley Looney - Bass
Will Rigby - Drums, Percussion
Strings arranged and conducted by Kristin Wilkinson
        and performed by The Love Sponge:
Kristin Wilkinson - Viola
John Catchings - Cello
David Angell - Violin
David Davidson - Violin
Recorded by Ray Kennedy at Room & Board
Assisted by Patrick Earle
Steve's Last Ramble
Steve Earle - Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Sharon Shannon - Accordion
Mary Shannon - Banjo
Liz Kane - Fiddle
Yvonne Kane - Fiddle
Jim Murray - Gut String Guitar
Bill Wright - Bouzouki
David Steele - Electric Guitar
James Blennerhassett - Upright Bass
Noel Bridgeman - Drums
Recorded by Ciaran Byrne at Totally Wired Studios, Dublin, Ireland
Assisted by Keith McDonnell
Additional Recording by Ray Kennedy at Room & Board
Assisted by Patrick Earle
The Galway Girl
Steve Earle - Mandolin, Vocals
Sharon Shannon - Accordion
Mary Shannon - Banjo
Liz Kane - Fiddle
Yvonne Kane - Fiddle
Jim Murray - Guitar
Bill Wright - Bouzouki
Dan Gillis - Tin Whistle
James Blennerhassett - Upright Bass
Joyce Redmond - Bodhran
Noel Bridgeman - Drums
Recorded by Ciaran Byrne at Totally Wired Studios, Dublin
Assisted by Keith McDonnell
Additional Recording by Ray Kennedy at Room & Board
Assisted by Patrick Earle
Lonelier Than This
Steve Earle - Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
David Steele -Resonator Guitar
Kelley Looney - Bass
Ray Kennedy - Electric Guitar
Will Rigby - Drums, Percussion
Recording by Ray Kennedy at Room & Board
Assisted by Patrick Earle
Wherever I Go
Steve Earle - Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
David Steele - Electric 12-String Guitar
Benmont Tench - Organ, Piano
Kelley Looney - Bass
Will Rigby - Drums
Recorded by Ray Kennedy at Room & Board
Assisted by Patrick Earle
When I Fall
Steve Earle - Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Stacey Earle - Vocals
Doug Lancio - Electric Guitars
Ray Kennedy - Bass
Patrick Earle - Drums, Percussion
Recorded by Ray Kennedy at Room & Board
Assisted by Patrick Earle
I Don't Want To Lose You Yet
Steve Earle - Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
David Steele - Electric Guitars
Benmont Tench - Organ
Kelley Looney - Bass
Will Rigby - Drums, Percussion
Tom Littlefield - Vocals
Recorded by Ray Kennedy at Room & Board
Assisted by Patrick Earle
Halo 'Round The Moon
Steve Earle - Resonator Guitar, Harmonium, Vocals
David Steele - Resonator Guitar
Kelley Looney - Bass
Will Rigby - Drums, Percussion
Recorded by Ray Kennedy at Room & Board
Assisted by Patrick Earle
Until The Day I Die
Steve Earle - Guitar, Vocals
Tim O'Brien - Mandolin, Vocals
Darrell Scott - Banjo, Vocals
Casey Driessen - Fiddle
Dennis Crouch - Upright Bass
Recorded by Ray Kennedy at Room & Board
Assisted by Patrick Earle
All Of My Life
Steve Earle - Guitars, Harmonium, Vocals
Ray Kennedy - Bass
Patrick Earle - Drums, Percussion
Recorded by Ray Kennedy at Room & Board
Assisted by Patrick Earle
Over Yonder (Jonathan's Song)
Steve Earle - Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
David Steele - Mandola
Kelley Looney - Bass
Will Rigby - Drums, Percussion
Recorded by Ray Kennedy at Room & Board
Assisted by Patrick Earle

Breed*
* Japanese album release (also included on the bonus CD5 that came with the Borders release)
Steve Earle - Electric guitar and vocals
David Steele - Electric guitars
Kelley Looney - Bass
Will Rigby - Drums
Recorded by Ray Kennedy at Room & Board, Nashville, TN
Assisted by Patrick Earle


PROMO CD5 BONUS SONGS:

In seperate jewel cases:

  • My Uncle [Parsons/Hillman] | The Galway Girl  (ARTCD-34) available only at Wherehouse Music  [Transcendental Blues CD:  751 033-2]
  • Steve's Last Ramble | Feel Alright  (ARTCD-37) available only at Transworld stores (Record Town, Coconuts, Strawberries, The Wall, Camelot, and Specs) with the puchase of Transcendental Blues  [CD:  751 033-2] and at SIMS stores (a coalition of indie stores: Waterloo, Music Millenium, Record Exchange, Manifest, and others) with the purchase of Marah's Kids In Philly
  • Open Your Window  (ARTCD-59) available only at independant record stores with the purchase of Transcendental Blues  [CD:  751 033-2]
  • In same jewel case as the album:
  • Sin City [live in Fargo, ND w/ the Bluegrass Dukes, 8-1999] | Coperhead Road [live in Austin,TX with the Dukes, 3-2000]  (ARTCD-35) available only at Best  Buy  [Transcendental Blues CD:  751044-2]
  • Breed performed by Steve and the Dukes | Promise You Anything performed by Stacey Earle  | Fearless Heart performed by Siobhan Maher-Kennedy [all studio cuts] (ARTCD-38) available only at Borders  [Transcendental Blues CD:  751 043-2]
  • Copperhead Road | The Galway Girl | Steve's Last Ramble | Feel Alright [all live in Austin, TX with the Dukes, 3-2000]  (498074-9 disc 2) UK release
  • Copperhead Road | The Galway Girl | Steve's Last Ramble | Feel Alright [all live in Austin,TX with the Dukes, 3-2000]  (498074-9 disc 2) Australia release

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