Lucinda Williams & Jackson Browne join Steve Earle for autism school benefit

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The concert, which will boost funds for The Keswell School, at which Earle's autistic son John Henry is a student, is set for 13 December.

Announcing the line-up on Friday (13Nov20), Earle says, "Well, 2020 has pretty much sucked so far. It’s been tough on everybody, including those of us in the performing arts, who, after all, depend on the patronage of live audiences for our very livelihood. Therefore, I’m especially grateful that some of my favourite people have come together against all odds to support a cause that is near and dear to my heart, the Keswell School.

"Since we’ve been doing these shows, they are always my favourite day of the year... good music, good friends, and a good cause. This year’s performers are alumni, one and all, and I’m eternally grateful to each and every one for suiting up and showing up in the hour of our school's greatest need."

The event, also featuring Graham Nash, Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires, Josh Ritter, and Shawn Colvin, will be livestreamed at https://luck.stream/johnhenrysfriends.

News of this year's benefit concert comes three months after the death of Earle's songwriter son Justin Townes Earle, who died from a probable drug overdose in August.

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