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Justin Townes Earle visits A Prairie Home Companion

Thursday, April 29, 2010 – Justin Townes Earle will appear on Public Radio's A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor this Saturday. On Sunday, Earle appears and performs on HBO's Treme.

A Prairie Home Companion broadcasts live this weekend from New York City's Town Hall. Earle appears along with Broadway actress Kate Beahen and folk singer Heather Masse. Check local listings for airtimes http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/stations/ for air times.

As for Treme, Earle appears on the episode with his dad, Steve Earle Sunday at 10 p.m./9 p.m. central on HBO. Treme is the latest effort from David Simon and Eric Overmyer, collaborators on TV shows like The Wire and Homicide: Life on the Street. Set in post-Katrina New Orleans, Treme looks at ordinary people as they try to rebuild their lives, homes, and culture in the aftermath of the hurricane. The series has had musical guests, including Elvis Costello, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, Galactic, Kermit Ruffins and the Rebirth Brass Band.

Earle continues his busy period by returning to the studio in mid-May, to make the follow-up to his 2009 record "Midnight at the Movies." Earle also contributed a track, Far From Me, to "Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine," a tribute disc out in late June on Oh Boy.

Tour dates are:

Saturday,May 1 - Prairie Home Companion at Town Hall - New York, NY

Friday, May 14 - Sky City - Augusta, GA

Saturday,May 15 - Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival - Thomson, GA (with Little Feat)

Tuesday, May 18 - Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, TN (with The Swell Season)

Wednesday, May 26 - Alys Robinson Stephene PAC - Birmingham, AL (with The Swell Season)

Friday, May 28 - Symphony Hall - Atlanta, GA (with The Swell Season)

Friday, June 4 - Unitarian Church of Montclair - Montclair, NJ

Sunday June 6 - Mountain Jam Festival - Hunter, NY (with Levon Helm, The Avett Brothers, Drive-By Truckers, Dr. Dog, and more) Thursday, June 10 - Capitol Theatre - York, PA

Friday, June 11 - Three Rivers Arts Festival - Pittsburgh, PA (with Kris Kristofferson)

Saturday,June 12 - Emelin Theatre - Mamaronek, NY Sunday, June 13 - Sellersville Theater 1894 - Sellersville, PA

Friday, July 2 - Taste of Minnesota Festival - St. Paul, MN Monday, July 5 - Crossroads - Kansas City, MO (with Levon Helm)

Saturday,July 10 - Salty Jam - Saint John, NB

Friday, July 30 - Iron Horse - Northampton, MA

Saturday July 31 - Newport Folk Festival - Newport, RI (with John Prine, Levon Helm, The Avett Brothers, The Felice Brothers, Corey Chisel & the Wandering Sons, Dawes, Doc Watson, The Swell Season and more)

Sunday, August 22 - Hoxeyville Music Festival - Wellston, MI

Saturday,August 28 - Strand Theatre - Lakewood, NJ

Saturday,September 25 - Watermelon Park Festival - Berryville, VA (with The Punch Brothers and more)

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We've all heard Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Freebird" more times than we can count and have likely played air guitar to it many of those times too. And the lifestyle it celebrates is one few Americans experience throughout their lives. You know, being able to love 'em and leave 'em while going on to the next town. Justin Townes Earle's "Single Mothers" presents - at least in part - the consequences of adults trying to live that lifestyle. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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