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The Doe Duet 

Wednesday, Nov 12 2008

Singer-songwriter and actor John Doe is, of course, a founding member of X, one of the first punk bands to explicitly embrace American roots music. As a solo artist, his sinewy heartland rock combines the worried-man soul of Merle Haggard with the thorny tenacity of Charles Bukowski. Canadian songster Kathleen Edwards sounds as if she could be Lucinda Williams' younger sister backed by Neil Young's Crazy Horse. She has a willowy, bittersweet warble, both worldly and compassionate, borne upon terse, crunching guitars.

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