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Steve Earle: Washington Square Serenade

Rob Hughes, Uncut, October 2007

LIKE TOM RUSSELL AND DAVE ALVIN, Earle is a songwriter who sharpens with age. Jerusalem (2002) and The Revolution Starts... Now (2004) found him politically charged, tilting at Dubya with undisguised revulsion. It was reflected in the music, too, which was gruff, tetchy, raw.

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