Treme News: New Steve Earle Sunday

This Sunday ends the first season of HBO’s Treme. Featured in the episode will be a new song by Steve Earle, who also has a role on the show. According to a press release:

Steve Earle’s new song “This City” is set to close the season finale of HBO’s original series Treme this Sunday. Produced by T Bone Burnett and featuring arrangements by Allen Toussaint, “This City” was written specifically for the series.

As he appeared in the critically acclaimed David Simon series The Wire, Steve Earle has played a recurring character, Harley, a street musician, in three episodes of Treme. When speaking about the brand new song, Steve Earle stated, “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.”

– Alex Rawls