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Steve Earle continues down his own road on ‘The Low Highway’

Steve Earle describes his latest album, “The Low Highway,” as a “road record,” but cautions against expecting an escapist trip.

“It’s about what I saw just traveling around. Woody [Guthrie] was the first to really talk about the pain he was seeing as he traveled, and I think for the first time since then, times are that tough for a lot of people,” Earle says by phone when reached in Pennsylvania during a stop on a tour that brings him to the Wilbur Theatre in Boston on Sunday.

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