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Shelter From the Storm

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Roe attributes his love of music to his upbringing in rural middle Tennessee, where, he says, music was “how we entertained.”

“I went to the hospital at 6:30 in the morning on Monday and got home Tuesday night about 7.” 

The Pony Express would play Tuesday nights at a bar, packing in customers and fans. Then Roe would get home Wednesday morning, head to the hospital that night and work until Friday night.

“I was young and stupid, so I could do that,” Roe says.

His schedule during Congress’ busiest weeks can be just as trying. It is no wonder, then, that the Congressman, like the intern, would find solace and respite back where he always has: in his music. 

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