Elvis Costello: His Aim Is Still True

BY Arts Desk  July 29, 2009 at 2:39 PM EDT

Wednesday on the NewsHour, Jeffrey Brown profiles singer, songwriter and TV show host Elvis Costello, whose latest album, ‘Secret, Profane & Sugarcane,’ looks to country and bluegrass music for inspiration.

Here’s their full conversation, which took place during Costello’s tour stop at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Vienna, Va.:

For a shorter clip in which Costello discusses staying true to his musical ideals and the joys of performing live, click here.

Below is a clip of Costello performing “Sulphur to Sugarcane,” a song from his new album: