Justin Townes Earle plays Americana gig, tours
Thursday, July 24, 2008
– Justin Townes Earle has been added to the Americana Music Awards Show on Sept. 18th at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. As a nominee for Emerging Artist of the Year, Earle joins Buddy Miller, John Hiatt, Jason & the Scorchers and Jim Lauderdale on stage. Joan Baez will be making a special appearance at the show to pick up the Spirit of Americana, Free Speech of Music Award, to be presented by Justin's father, Steve Earle.
This is part of the 7th Annual Americana Festival and Conference, which will offer seminars and panels from Sept. 17-20.
Earle also will be involved in a new video and more touring for the rest of the year. A new video for the title track has just been completed with a premiere on Amazon.com on Aug. 11. The video was directed by Nashville's Travis Nicholson.
Bloodshot will release a limited edition LP of "The Good Life," set to hit stores Sept. 9. It is specially remastered and the first 500 copies will contain the self-released CD/EP, "Yuma."
"The Good Life" was produced by RS Field, who has made his mark on critically acclaimed albums by Billy Joe Shaver, Sonny Landreth, Webb Wilder and Buddy Guy. Joining Earle in the studio was longtime cohort Cory Yountes (Bobby Bare, Jr) on banjo and mandolin, pedal steel player Pete Finney (Dixie Chicks, Patty Loveless), bassist Bryn Davies (Patty Griffin, Guy Clark), drummer Bryan Owings (Buddy Miller, Shelby Lynne), keyboardist Skylar Wilson and fiddle player Josh Hedley.
Tour dates are:
Wednesday, July 23 London Troubadour
Thursday, July 24 Oswestry, England Ironworks
Friday, July 25 Worchester, England Marrs Bar
Saturday, July 26 Bristol, England Thunderbolt
Sunday, July 27 Newcastle, England Gateshead Festival
Saturday, Aug. 2-3 Portland, OR Pickathon
Monday, Aug. 4 Cleveland Grog Shop
Tuesday, Aug. 5 Bowling Green, OH Howard's End
Wednesday, Aug. 6 Detroit, MI The Majestic Theatre
Friday, Aug. 8 Boston New Boston Boat
Saturday, Aug. 9 Providence, RI The Living Room
Sunday, Aug. 10 New York Rocks Off Cruise
Monday, Aug. 11 Highlands, NJ The Claddagh
Tuesday, Aug. 12 Philadelphia North Star Bar
Wednesday, Aug. 13 Baltimore The Ottobar
Thursday, Aug. 14 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
Friday, Aug. 15-16 Gribsrod Gard, Halden (NO) Down on the Farm Fest
Thursday, Sept. 4 Memphis, TN Levitt Shell at Overton Park
Friday, Sept. 12 Lafayette, IN LayFlats Arts and Music Fest
Friday, Sept. 19 Oak Park, IL Oak Park Music Festival
Saturday, Sept. 20 Lexington, KY Oktoberfest
Wednesday, Sept. 24 Boston Berklee Performance Center
Thursday, Sept. 25 Fall River, MA Narrows Center for the Arts
Sunday, Oct. 5 San Francisco, CA Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Fest
Friday, Oct. 10 Indianapolis, IN Radio Radio
Saturday, Oct. 11 Chicago Chicago Country Music Festival
Sunday, Dec. 7-9 Green Bay, WI Oneida Casino
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