earle also gave a short musical performance, which included this rendition of his own “Christmas in Washington.”
Unlike Brada Mendez, earle, who had a violent past, was not attending A.A. voluntarily.
“Growing up where I did, you had the Carter Family and the Staple Singers,” earle says.
Old English eorl "brave man, warrior, leader, chief" (contrasted with ceorl "churl"), from Proto-Germanic *erlo-z, of uncertain origin.
In Anglo-Saxon poetry, "a warrior, a brave man;" in later Old English, "nobleman," especially a Danish under-king (equivalent of cognate Old Norse jarl), then one of the viceroys under the Danish dynasty in England. After 1066 adopted as the equivalent of Latin comes (see count (n.)).