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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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