GRAMMY AWARD WINNER STEVE EARLE TO BE INTERVIEWED BY EMMY AWARD WINNER DAVID SIMON FOR NEW EPISODE OF SPEAKEASY
TICKETS FOR JUNE 14th SHOW ON SALE NOW
On June 14th, Public Television’s conversation series Speakeasy, will return to the Iridium in New York City to film all new episode featuring Grammy Award Winner Steve Earle and writer/producer David Simon. Doors will open at 6:30 pm and the show will begin at 8:00 pm. Tickets for the taping are now available here: http://bit.ly/2rVxe9y.
Earle began his career as a songwriter in 1982 before having his breakthrough 1986’s Guitar Town. Since then he has released 15 studio albums, won three Grammy Awards, and has had his songs covered by artists such as Johnny Cash, Vince Gill, and Emmylou Harris. Earle will release his 16th studio album, So You Wanna Be An Outlaw, on June 16, 2017. Earle’s version of Tom Waits’ song “Way Down in the Hole” which was the theme song for the fifth season of The Wire in which Earle appeared as the character Walon.
Simon is the Emmy Award winning Producer of HBO’s The Wire. His latest project The Deuce, coming to HBO in the fall, explores the New York City porn industry in the 1970’s.
Speakeasy is the ground-breaking public television series from the producers of Front and Center which pairs Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers, Grammy Award and Tony Award winners, and iconic musicians with and interviewer of their choice. The result is an intimate conversation that leads to stories, experiences and compelling viewpoints that may not have been heard before. Speakeasy will return to public television for a third season October 2017.
Front and Center Entertainment began producing Speakeasy in 2014. The show, which features iconic talent chatting with an interviewer of their choice, has aired episodes with Jann Wenner and John Mellencamp, Roger Waters and Bill Weir, David Crosby and Wynton Marsalis, Nile Rodgers and Valerie Simpson and Carlos Santana and Harry Belafonte.