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Justin Townes Earle arrested after dispute with club

Monday, September 20, 2010 – Justin Townes Earle was arrested last Thursday for battery after an alleged incident at an Indianapolis club where the singer had played.

Earle, who just released "Harlem River Blues," was charged with battery, public intoxication and resisting law enforcement.

The savingcountrymusic.com web site said, "someone yells out how sexy Josh (Hedley - the violin player) is. JTE and Brynn just laugh and JTE says, "I love it!" At one point another fan yells out "Freebird" and JTE, (humorously) says "Fuck Freebird, I fuckin hate Lynard Skynyrd!" Then someone yells "Take off your shirt" his response was "you fuckin take off your shirt!" He starts singing Can't Hardly Wait and all of a sudden some dude throws his shirt on stage and It lands on JTE's guitar. JTE throws it down, looks at the dude very irritated and pissed off and says "FUCK YOU!"

He very angrily finished the song......trying to keep his composure and dropping his capo between songs, they finish with (the song)Walk Out. They then "walk out" with no encore..."

Earle allegedly trashed the dressing room, and the owner was going to dock Earle $200 for having done so. That's when a fight apparently broke out. Police were called, and Earle allegedly resisted arrest.

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Fans of the early Justin Townes Earle might be disappointed in the work that fills "Absent Fathers," his 2015 album that shows the once reckless outlaw-wannabe has grown up past the anger and found a home in therapeutic songwriting. For the rest of listeners, however, it's a cathartic and thought-provoking journey through his atonement, not with his muddy past, but instead with his own pain. Earle's voice hints of the same grittiness found in Black Keys front man Dan »»»
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