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Washington Square Serenade

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Washington Square Serenade

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Steve Earle
genre:
Folk

We gave it a B+

In the three years since Steve Earle’s last studio disc, he’s married country songbird Allison Moorer and ditched Nashville for NYC. The fresh start suits him: Washington Square Serenade is awash in unexpected grace notes. Brazilian neo-folksters Forro in the Dark provide the harmonies ”All of us are immigrants” (take that, Lou Dobbs!) in ”City of Immigrants.” Hip-hop rhythms bubble up in ”Satellite Radio.” And ”Way Down in the Hole” — the theme song for The Wire — simmers with foreboding. But mostly this is a love letter to his new home.
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