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Justin Townes Earle "Slippin' and Slidin' in video

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 – Justin Townes Earle released Slippin' and Slidin' as a music video, the fiest from "Harlem River Blues."

Shot and directed by joshua black wilkins, the footage provides a look at Earle's adopted hometown, New York City. Earle will headline a free-show in Brooklyn's Prospect Park this Thursday, June 30 as part of the Celebrate Brooklyn! series. Additional tour dates - including newly announced west coast shows with Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit and Caitlin Rose - are :

June 30 - Brooklyn, NY / Prospect Park Bandshell (free show)

July 3 - Roskilde, Denmark / Roskilde Festival

July 15 - Vancouver, BC / Vancouver Folk Music Festival

July 16 - Vancouver, BC / Vancouver Folk Music Festival

July 20 - UK, Milton, Keynes / The Stables

July 22 - UK, Perth / Southern Fried Festival

July 23 - UK, Gateshead / The Summertyme Americana Festival

July 24 - UK, Oxfordshire / Truck Festival

July 26 - UK, York / The Duchess

July 27 - UK, Sheffield / The Greystones

July 29 - UK, Cambridge / Cambridge Folk Festival

July 31 - Newport, RI / Newport Folk Festival

Aug. 6 - Apple Valley, MN / Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater @

Aug. 11 - Birmingham, AL / Sirote Theatre at Alys Stephens Center

Aug. 12 - Mobile, AL / Saenger Theater *

Aug. 18 - Pittsburgh, PA / Mr Smalls Theater %

Aug. 19 - Schwenksville, PA / The Philadelphia Folk Festival

Aug. 20 - Alexandria, VA / The Birchmere %

Aug. 22 - Northampton, MA / Iron Horse Music Hall %

Aug. 23 - Portland, ME / Port City Music Hall %

Aug. 25 - Ottawa, ON / Ottawa Folk Festival

Aug. 26 - Toronto, ON / Horseshoe Tavern %

Aug. 27 - Detroit, MI / The Magic Stick %

Aug. 29 - Columbus, OH / The Rumba Cafe %

Aug. 30 - Louisville, KY / Headliners %

Sept. 16 - Bristol, TN / Rhythm & Roots Festival

Sept. 28 - Los Angeles, CA / The Music Box * $

Oct. 5 - Portland, OR / Aladdin Theater * $

Oct. 10 - Seattle, WA / Showbox * $

@ w/ Wanda Jackson

% w/ Shovels & Rope

*co-headline w/ Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

$ w/ support from Caitlin Rose

Earle is part of an all-star cast of contributors who appear on the Buddy Holly tribute album, "Rave On," due June 28 through Fantasy Records/Concord Music Group. Other artists on the compilation include The Black Keys, Cee Lo, Paul McCartney and label mates Detroit Cobras.

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Nothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now CD review - Nothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now
Just like his famously troubled father, Justin Townes Earle has often generated as much press for his substance-fueled escapades as his musical prowess. Thankfully, that genetic predilection has been tempered with a similarly potent gift for song craft and creative evolution, two elements that have distinguished Earle's catalog to date, particularly his last album, the sacred-meets-secular traditional modernism of 2010's "Harlem River Blues." With his fifth and latest, »»»
Harlem River Blues CD review - Harlem River Blues
There are few obvious parallels between the music of Justin Townes Earle and that of the two men from whom he got his latter two names: his father, Steve, and Steve's idol, Townes Van Zandt. Ditto Justin's own idol, Woody Guthrie. On the surface, at least, Justin has more in common with Ricky Nelson, whose own dad, Ozzie, was also a bandleader. Hmmm... Let it also be recalled that Ricky Nelson overcame doubters to become a pretty fair musician. Ditto J.T. Earle. »»»
Midnight at the Movies CD review - Midnight at the Movies
Justin Townes Earle opts for a singer-songwriter realm that instantly brings to mind Kevin Welch, especially on the gorgeous title track. From there, it's a slow, honky-tonk song entitled What I Mean To You which falls a bit flat early and seems much too forced. The same can be said later on when he romps through the train-chugging Black Eyed Suzy. When Earle keeps things on the straight and narrow, the performances shine as is the case on They Killed John Henry, a sparse toe tapper that »»»
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: Hurray for the Riff: more than just a great name – Hurray for the Riff Raff is one well-named group. Not that it signifies all that much musically, but at least it's catchy and makes you want to root for the underdog. With a lot to live up moniker wise, the band in concert - which, in reality, is lead singer Alynda Lee Segarra from New Orleans and her backing mates - more than lived up to the "pressure.... »»»
Concert Review: Carolina Chocolate Drops easily weather changes – The personnel in the Carolina Chocolate Drops may have changed drastically over the last few years - two of its three founding members are no longer - but that apparently has not had any impact whatsoever on the group both when it comes to the musical direction and the ability to come through in concert. Rhiannon Giddens, who plays fiddle... »»»
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