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Steve Earle & the Dukes: Mean Fiddler, London

David Sinclair, The Times, 26 March 1987

IF ANYONE has given substance to the idea that there is something more to "New Country" than a handy promotional slogan, then it is Steve Earle, a 32-year-old singer/song-writer born in San Antonio, but resident in Nashville for the last 14 years. It has been his unlikely achievement to straddle the worlds of rock and country in such a way as to have been equally at home sharing a stage at different times in recent months with both an arch-country traditionalist like George Jones and the garage-band roots-rockers Green on Red.

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