In this least silly season, Steve Earle is reporting for duty. Not that he had much choice; if he hadn't put his money where his mouth's been, he'd have looked like the asshole he says he used to be. To his credit, Mr. Nashville Outlaw has set himself up as a one-man Section 527 lobby, hanging with the nascent Music Row Democrats, piloting a show for the Air America network, touring swing states, and—duh—releasing an anti-Bush LP. According to the liners, Earle and band put their platform together in May so they could "weigh in," writing songs on the spot and recording each in a day. Nine made the cut out of 11... More >>>