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Justin Townes Earle

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Nashville, United States (2007 – present)

Justin Townes Earle, born January 4, 1982 in Nashville, TN, is an American alt-country singer-songwriter who walks the line between old-time country and modern acoustic Indie music by breathing new life into early country, blues and gospel forms.

His first release, Yuma, in 2007 was a stark and beautiful set of songs written while Earle was fresh out of rehab and is now re-released by Bloodshot Records, who have a further three albums on their catalogue.

The Good Life, Midnight At the Movies (Americana award nominee) and the latest Harlem River Blues show Earle’s characteristic charm, wit and rhythm to the forefront.

2009 saw him touring with Old Crow Medicine Show, The Felice Brothers and Gillian Welch/Dave Rawlings as a member of The Big Surprise tour and he has been touring solidly through 2010 making fans all along the way. In 2011, he received the Americana Music Award in the Song of the Year category for his “Harlem River Blues,” from the album of the same name.

His fourth release “Nothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now”, released in 2012 was met with critical acclaim, it was listed at #37 on Rolling Stone’s list of the top 50 albums of 2012, saying “The son of country-rock renegade Steve Earle has grown into a songwriter to rival his dad.”

He is the son of alt-country artist Steve Earle.

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  • ASummerKiss

    ℒ◎❤ε @ first listen

    27 Dec 2013 Reply
  • riversmichael32

    http://www.ctzine.com/justin-townes-earle-carries-on-the-tradition-of-americana-gospel-nothings-gonna-change-the-way-you-feel-about-me-now/

    26 Jun 2013 Reply
  • megamegan0108

    This signed Justin Townes Earle LP will be auctioned off on November 16, 2012. Proceeds will help provide music lessons for children who wouldn't be able to afford it otherwise. For more information about the auction, or to bid online if you can't attend, click here: www.rockforkids.org http://www.flickr.com/photos/rockforkids/7973078382/

    26 Sep 2012 Reply
  • missarbitrary

    Saw him last night in Bethlehem, had no idea what to expect (had never heard of him), instantly loved his music. Played acoustic all by himself, KILLER talent.

    20 Aug 2012 Reply
  • colour_bars

    Saw him in Annapolis, MD a few weeks ago. While the show was good, I'd only say 50% was amazing. That 50% was just Justin and his guitar. I saw him twice last year, once just him and the other with him and and his bassist (Bryn Davies - who is awesome slapping that upright) and I much prefer it that way. His current guitarist is playing electric and that along with the bass player and drummer really drowns out Justin's killer acoustic guitar playing. JTE is an amazing guitarist and that's what I want to hear, not the guy who looks like the Lindsey Buckingham parody on Saturday Night Live. Hopefully this lineup doesn't last long because I won't pay to see him again if I get half a show worth hearing.

    12 Jun 2012 Reply
  • awdylanis

    Loving Nothing's Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now. Perfect for this rainy day...

    6 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Punk-Fiction

    Nothing's Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me is just superb.

    8 May 2012 Reply
  • LeavinHere

    New album could well be his best yet...

    19 Apr 2012 Reply
  • blutos

    Finding it hard to pick a favourite, but that's because it's so consistent

    12 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Gohel

    Wow, really good album. "Won't be the last time" is my favorite, for now.

    11 Apr 2012 Reply
  • r_m

    Yes, it's a strong album. Really digging the blues and jazz elements. I'm pretty sure he's touring with a band, at least his Copenhagen gig was titled "Justin Townes Earle w. band".

    9 Apr 2012 Reply
  • blutos

    Another great album. He just keeps firing them out!

    3 Apr 2012 Reply
  • MaximusAwesomus

    Anyone know if his tour is going to be solo or with a band?

    3 Apr 2012 Reply
  • strajnic

    Mature work!

    30 Mar 2012 Reply
  • catachrestic

    New album does not disappoint... incredible stuff!

    27 Mar 2012 Reply
  • changeable

    The new album is amazing! What a feeling, what an honesty.

    26 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Puggs

    love him

    26 Mar 2012 Reply
  • colour_bars

    Seeimg him in May. Here's hoping my girlfriend doesn't get her wish to run away with Justin.

    23 Mar 2012 Reply
  • GreatBarcia

    YUMA what a fantastic song

    14 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Mit_

    excluding two songs..

    25 Feb 2012 Reply
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