We leave you this weekend dearest of readers with news that Justin Townes Earle has announced news of a new album – due out May 25th on the New West label, ‘The Saint of Lost Causes’ sees Earle reunite with his erstwhile producer Adam Bednarik in Nashville following his sojourn to Omaha for 2017’s ‘Kids in … Continue reading “Justin Townes Earle announces new record, due May – Listen”
For his eighth album Justin Townes Earle has adopted some different approaches. It’s the first time he has worked with a producer (Mike Mogis -Bright Eyes and First Aid Kit) and the first album he’s recorded out with Nashville, travelling to Omaha, Nebraska to lay it down. On a more personal level Earle says, … Continue reading “Justin Townes Earle “Kids In The Street” (New West Records, 2017)”
Just a handful mind you but if you’re in or about Bristol, York or London then you’re in luck (as you are if you have tickets to the Maverick Festival in July). Earle is set to release his New West Records debut “Kids in The Street” on 26th May which we posted the first video … Continue reading “Justin Townes Earle announces UK dates”
From his new album, Kids In The Street, out on May 26th, a great video for a great song.
Rolling Stone have posted another track from Justin Townes Earle’s forthcoming album “Kids in the Street” which they describe as “a pedal-to-the-metal Memphis boogie… a return to form – with a twist. “Faded Valentine” conjures up Earle’s earlier days, when he’d slow down the cadence and let his rasp get soft and sticky in a … Continue reading “Justin Townes Earle “Faded Valentine” – Listen”
From his new album, Kids In The Street, out on May 26th, Justin Townes Earle offers a soulful ricking take on the American Dream.
And you can listen to the track “Champagne Corolla” from the new record below. Rolling Stone reports: “Justin Townes Earle – despite a name that evokes both father Steve and his dad’s mentor, Townes Van Zandt – has always had a knack for forging a strong and unusual relationship between roots music’s past and its … Continue reading “New Justin Townes Earle Due May”
Oh crikey, this is looking like it’s going to be an event and a half. What’s probably turning into the UK’s biggest americana and country music festival has just announced some more names to its line-up for this year, and some of them are huge, including: sister trio The Staves who toured with First Aid … Continue reading “Black Deer adds Case, Kristofferson and Earle (Justin Townes) to 2019 line-up”
Steve Earle answers a lot of stuff in his latest interview with Rolling Stone, which can be found here, explaining his seven marriages (sort of), how he’s luckier than Justin Townes Earle in that he got to ride the tail-end of the rock/singer-songwriter major label era, how he never wants to hear “Steve Earle tweeted” (so … Continue reading “Steve Earle spills the beans to Rolling Stone”
“I think that live music is something that the internet can never kill” – Jim James (My Morning Jacket). In an age when we can access our favourite music in so many ways and so many forms, for me the best way remains – live. I’m not talking massive stadium or arena gigs, but small … Continue reading “The best gigs of 2019: a personal reflection”