A poll of women in attendance at a recent house concert in St. Louis indicated that the featured artist, John Doe, is the sexiest man alive. Viggo Mortensen (once married to Doe's ex-wife and musical partner in X, Exene Cervenka) was unavailable for comment. Doe's sex appeal, which is as rooted in musical integrity as his jaw line is, has been a less-than-secret weapon for going on three decades. And although he remains an artful, socially conscious punk, he has pursued, as aging rockers will, country music, punk's supposed nemesis. But look deeper at classics such as "See How We Are" and "In This House That I Call Home": Their realism is country. And you don't need to look at a poll to know how exceptional an acoustic set from one of our finest composers will be.
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