New Justin Townes Earle album out September 14th

Music News | Aug 4th, 2010

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Justin Townes Earle’s last album Midnight at the Movies turned me into a fan, and I’ve been really looking forward to his next album ever since. Well that time has come and he will release Harlem River Blues on September 14th on Bloodshot Records. On August 8th, he will play a free show at Governor’s Island in NYC with Josh Ritter and Dawn Landes. Read more about the new album below:

“He’s fully absorbed his genetic and cultural heritage and draws upon both with great skill and dimension…an utterly distinctive voice that takes what’s come before and artfully moves it forward with the power of a certain steel-driving man.”—Los Angeles Times

Harlem River Blues, the new album from celebrated singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle, will be released September 14 on Bloodshot Records. This is Earle’s third release and follows 2009’s critically acclaimed Midnight at the Movies, which Paste Magazine declared, “A nearly flawless, organic LP,” while Rolling Stone gave it a four star review. In support of the record, Earle will tour throughout 2010. Please see reverse for details.

A recent transfer to New York City, Earle returned to his home of Nashville, TN to record the album at House of David studio. Harlem River Blues was produced by Earle and Skylar Wilson and features guest appearances from Jason Isbell, Bryn Davies (Patty Griffin, Guy Clark), Calexico’s Paul Niehaus and Old Crow Medicine Show’s Ketch Secor.

Since his debut in 2008, Earle has toured consistently including performances at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Fest, the Grand Ole Opry and the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival as well as a recent appearance on “A Prairie Home Companion.” Additionally, Earle won “Best New and Emerging Artist” at the 2009 Americana Music Awards and was named by GQ magazine as one of “The 25 Most Stylish Men in the World” in 2010. He also recently appeared on HBO’s Treme with his dad, troubadour Steve Earle, on whose Grammy Award winning record Townes, Earle also guests.


August 8 New York, NY “Gone to Governors” Live Music Series
August 15 Bristol, TN Mountain Stage
August 21 Toledo, OH Frankie’s
August 22 Wellston, MI Hoxeyville Music Festival
August 23 Kalamazoo, MI Kalamazoo Public Library
August 28 Lakewood, NJ Strand Theatre
September 4 Seattle, WA Bumbershoot Festival
September 6 Vancouver, BC Biltmore
September 7 Bellingham, WA The Wild Buffalo
September 9 Portland, OR Musicfest Northwest at Berbattis
September 11 Atlanta, GA Smith’s Olde Bar
September 12 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay
September 14 Nashville, TN Grimey’s in-store
September 15 St. Louis, MO Old Rock House†
September 16 Indianapolis, IN Radio Radio†
September 17 Louisville, KY Headliners†
September 18 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall†
September 23 Cincinnati, OH Midpoint Music Festival†
September 24 Columbus, OH The Rumba Café†
September 25 Berryville, VA Watermelon Park Festival
September 29 San Diego, CA Casbah†
September 30 Los Angeles, CA Autry Museum†
October 1 Santa Cruz, CA Rio Theatre†
October 2 San Francisco, CA Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
October 4 Humboldt, CA The Depot at Humboldt State†‡
October 6 Salt Lake City, UT The State Room†
October 7 Denver, CO The Bluebird†
October 9 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue†
October 11 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall†
October 12 Bloomington, IL Six Strings†
October 14 Detroit, MI Magic Stick†
October 15 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern†
October 16 Buffalo, NY The Mohawk†
October 21 Portsmouth, NH The Music Hall†
October 22 Philadelphia, PA The First Unitarian Church†
October 23 Washington, DC 9:30 Club†
December 1 Baton Rouge, LA Manship Theatre

Purchase tickets to his shows here.


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