A collection of short stories from the alternative country music singer and songwriter Steve Earle. The 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.
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 reverential 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 gut-wrenching portrait of a nearly-famous singer whose life and sould have been all but devoured by drugs. 'Billy the Kid' is a fable about everything that will never happen in Nashville, and 'Wheeler County' tells a romantic, sweet-tempered tale about a hitchhiker stranded 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 become had he been drafted. Earle is a songwriter's songwriter and here he takes his writing gift into another medium with all the grace, poetry and emotion that has made his music honoured around the world.
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. He also works on behalf of a number of political and social causes which have been the subject 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.
Doghouse Roses by Steve Earle
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