Nashville, Tennessee based singer-songwriter JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE is a country blues and Americana musician. He’s the son of country artist Steve Earle and named after Townes Van Zandt.
Earle received the Americana Music Award in the Song of the Year category for “Harlem River Blues” [in 2011]
His new album “Kids in the Street” is to be released May 26th via New West Records
The 12-song set was produced by American producer/engineer Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, First Aid Kit) at his ARC Studios in Omaha, and is the first time in his career that Earle worked with an outside producer.
Earle has shared the video for the song “Maybe A Moment.”
The video, directed by Alicia J. Rose, follows two young girls hitch-hiking together and ending up in a bar where Justin is playing.
He told Billboard: “It reminded me a lot of playing the Springwater in Nashville. When I was 15 years old I would play from noon ’til seven at night there. There used to be this [girl] that showed up in mini-skirts and halter tops and she and her friends would dance in front of the stage. There’d be two old drunks at the bar, the girls dancing in front of me — and those girls never looked like the ones in the video, that’s for sure...”
We had a listen:
The heartland narrative, sung from various perspectives, has clever observations and a natty country-pie style with a slightly nasal vocal technique andneat chip & sawdust rhythms.
The new The album is now available for pre-order via PledgeMusic and includes an exclusive, limited edition coloured vinyl version of the LP, special 7” single including “Maybe A Moment” as well as Earle’s reading of Paul Simon’s “Graceland.”