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Steve Earle at KGB

Singer/actor/activist talks midterm elections and sings a song

This past election night saw the return of the KGB Radio Hour at KGB Bar in New York City. Host Mark Jacobson brought together a panel that included former Congressman Anthony Weiner, music producer Danny Goldberg, and The Daily Beast’s own Michael Daly.

Singer/songwriter Steve Earle also joined the panel as KGB Radio Hour’s political commentator. The actor (The Wire, Treme) and activist made no bones about his political leanings, proclaiming himself “a real live lefty.” He offered his thoughts on President Obama, libertarianism and the importance of voting.

Earle also gave a short musical performance, which included this rendition of his own “Christmas in Washington.”