I went to see Steve Earle and The Dukes on Sunday 25th October in Dublin's historic Olympia Theatre. As always he put on a wonderful show and at the beginning he said that after the show he would be around to say hello to anyone who wanted to say hi. And true to his word he and the rest of The Dukes appeared after the show in the lobby to take photographs, chat and sign items.
It was well organised and Mr.Earle was charming, thoughful and gave people the time to chat and pose for photographs despite having just played for three hours! I bought an LP and a poster and he happily signed both.
It was refreshing to see that someone who has been in the music business so long, has managed to avoid feeling jaded or annoyed when it comes to dealing with fans and people who want autographs as a memento.
Hats off to Steve Earle, a true musical genius and man who knows how to treat his fans!