Description - Doghouse Roses by Steve Earle
Everything Steve Earle does is done with intelligence, creativity, passion and integrity. In music these strengths have earned him many accolades and his devotees speak of him in reverntial tones. Singer, songwriter, producer, social activist, teacher and now author, he is someone to believe in. Doghouse Roses gives us another reason to believe. These stories reflect the many facets of the man and the hard-fought struggles, defeats and eventual triumphs he has experienced in a career spanning three decades. The title story is a gutwrenching protrait of a nearly-famous singer whose live and soul have been all but devoured by drugs. Billy the Kid is a fable about everything that will never happen in Nashville and Wheeler Country tells a romantic, sweet - tempered tale about a hitchhiker stranged for years in a small Texas town. A story about the husband of a murder victim witnessing an execution addresses a subject Earle has passionately taken on as a social activist, and a cycle of stories features the American, a shady international wanderer, Vietnam vet and sometime drug smuggler - a character who in some ways can be seen as Earle's alter ego, the person he might have beco
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Author Biography - Steve Earle
Steve Earle has released ten critically-acclaimed albums since his 1986 debut Guitar Town made him an overnight star. A prolonged struggle with drug addiction resulted in a spell in jail in the early 1990s. since his recovery, his comeback albums, beginning with the 1995 Grammy-nominated Train a Comin', have all been critical and commercial successes. His latest album is Transcendental Blues. Earle also works on behalf of a number of political and social causes which have been the subjects of his songs for years. He serves as a board member of an organisation that seeks to abolish the death penalty and is also active in anti-landmine and welfare rights movements.