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Steve Earle receives Emmy nomination, tours with Electric Hot Tuna

Thursday, July 8, 2010 – Steve Earle received an Emmy Award Nomination for his song, This City in the Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics Category today. The new song closed the season finale of HBO's series Treme.

Produced by T Bone Burnett and featuring arrangements by Allen Toussaint, This City was written specifically for the series. From David Simon (creator of The Wire) and Eric Overmyer (writer/producer of Law & Order), Treme begins in the fall of 2005, three months after Hurricane Katrina's devastation on the city of New Orleans. The series title refers to one of New Orleans' oldest neighborhoods and a historically important source of music and culture.

The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards telecast, which will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon, will air on Aug. 29 on NBC. This is Earle's first Emmy Award Nomination.

Earle played a recurring character, Harley, a street musician, in three episodes of Treme. When speaking about the brand new song, he said, "David Simon came on the set one day and asked me to write a song that my character would have written in '05. The next morning I woke up and wrote it."

Earle has also announced summer tour dates with Electric Hot Tuna in addition to multiple nights, which begin this evening, in his adoptive hometown of New York City at the City Winery. Each night will feature his wife, singer songwriter Allison Moorer and special guests. Among those announced are Roseanne Cash, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Greg Trooper, and Steve Earle's son, Justin Townes Earle.

Tour dates are:
July 8 - New York, NY City Winery (Earle, Allison Moorer and Roseanne Cash)
July 15 - New York, NY City Winery (Earle, Allison Moorer and Justin Earle)
July 17 - Westbury, NY North Fork Theatre w/ Electric Hot Tuna
July 18 - Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony Summerstage w/ Electric Hot Tuna
July 20 - Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live w/ Electric Hot Tuna
July 21st - York, PA The Strand Capital Performing Arts Center w/ Electric Hot Tuna
July 23rd - New Haven, CT Shubert Performing Arts Center w/ Electric Hot Tuna
July 24 - Purchase, NY SUNY Purchase Performing Arts Center w/ Electric Hot Tuna
July 25 - Portsmouth, NH New Hampshire Prescott Art Festival
July 28 - Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall w/ Electric Hot Tuna
July 29 - New York, NY The City Winery (Earle, Allison Moorer and Preservation Hall Jazz Band)
July 30 - Albany, NY The Egg with Electric Hot Tuna
July 31st - Boston, MA House of Blues with Electric Hot Tuna
Aug. 5 - New York, NY The City Winery (Earle, Allison Moorer, Greg Trooper)
Aug. 7 - Oneonta, NY Oneonta Theatre
Aug. 15 - Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre w/ Levon Helm
Sept. 4 - Stradbally, Ireland Electric Picnic Festival
Sept. 5 - Cambridge, UK Cambridge Corn Exchange
Sept. 7 - Cardiff, UK Saint David's Hall
Sept. 8 - Dunfermline, UK Alhambra Theatre
Sept. 9 - Shetland Islands, Clickmin Leisure Centre

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