Steve Earle (Photo by Ted Barron).

Steve Earle in-store at Waterloo Records. Texas native Steve Earle will release his 16th album, “Terraplane,” on Feb. 17, but Waterloo will have copies for sale early at this solo performance. “Terraplane” delves more deeply into the blues than any previous Earle release. In the liner notes, he writes that “I’ve only ever believed two things about the blues: one, that they are very democratic, the commonest of human experience, perhaps the only thing that we truly share; and two, that one day, when it was time, I would make this record.” Free. 5 p.m. 600-A N. Lamar Blvd. waterloorecords.com.

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