Sign up for newsletter
 

Road warrior Earle hits the road

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 – Road warrior Justin Townes Earle will embark on a headlining tour this spring, including dates at New York's Webster Hall and Nashville's Ryman Auditorium to support his upcoming CD " Nothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now."

The new album is Earle's fourth release and drops March 27 on Bloodshot Records . The CD is the follow-up to his 2010 album, "Harlem River Blues."

Produced by Earle alongside longtime collaborator Skylar Wilson, the 10-track album was recorded completely live with no overdubs over a 4-day period at an old converted church recording studio in Asheville, N.C. "I think that it's the job of the artist to be in transition and constantly learn more. The new record is completely different than my last one, 'Harlem River Blues.' This time I've gone in a Memphis-soul direction."

Tour dates are:

March 10 North Adams, MA MASS MoCA

March 15 Little Rock, AR Rev Room*

March 17 Austin, TX SXSW - Stubb's

March 20 Mobile, AL Callahan's (SOLD OUT)

March 22 Savannah, GA Savannah Music Festival at Lucas Theatre #

March 23 Live Oak, FL Suwannee SpringFest

March 29 Bloomington, IL The Castle Theatre

March 30 Iowa City, IA Mission Creek Music Festival

March 31 Cascade, IA Ellen Kennedy Fine Arts Center

May 3 Houston, TX Fitzgeralds*

May 4 Austin, TX Antones*

May 5 Dallas, TX Club Dada*

May 7 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater*

May 8 Madison, WI Barrymore Theatre*

May 10 Chicago, IL Park West*

May 11 Columbus, OH The Bluestone*

May 12 Toronto, ON Opera House*

May 13 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom*

May 14 Northampton, MA Pearl Street Nightclub*

May 16 Boston, MA Somerville Theatre*

May 17 New York, NY Webster Hall*

May 18 Alexandria, VA Birchmere Music Hall*

May 19 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts*

May 20 Annapolis, MD Rams Head On Stage*

May 22 Richmond, VA Botanical Garden*

May 23 Asheville, NC Grey Eagle*

May 24 Knoxville, TN Square Room*

May 25 Roswell, GA Roswell Cultural Arts Center ##

June 1 Chattanooga, TN Track 29**

June 2 Nashville, TN The Ryman**

June 3 Morgantown, WV Mountain Stage

June 29 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall

June 30 & July 1 Laytonville, VA Kate Wolf Music Festival

July 3 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater

July 4 Vancouver, BC Rio Theatre

July 6 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market

* with support from Tristen
# co-headline with The Head and the Heart
## with support from Joe McGuiness
** co-headline with Todd Snider

More news for Justin Townes Earle

CD reviews for Justin Townes Earle

The Saint of Lost Causes CD review - The Saint of Lost Causes
When your Dad's Steve Earle and your namesake is Townes Van Zandt, you probably aren't destined to be a shoemaker. A native of Music City, Justin Townes Earle ate well from the horn of plenty that is the Nashville scene. He kicked around in some bands, but also generally raised a lot of hell. Around 2007, he started releasing albums regularly - "Saint of Lost Causes" is his eighth release and the first since 2017's critically well-received "Kids In the Street. »»»
Kids in the Street CD review - Kids in the Street
With "Kids In The Street," Justin Townes Earle moves comfortably between country, blues, folk and rock. The strongest country tunes are the traditional sounding weeper "What's She Crying For," featuring slick pedal steel guitar work from Paul Niehaus, and the catchy ballad "Faded Valentine," a sweetly melancholic tale of lost love that highlights producer Mike Mogis on mandolin. The nostalgic title track finds Earle reminiscing about his unspectacular childhood »»»
Absent Fathers CD review - Absent Fathers
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 »»»
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: Carlile takes her chances on feeling "Blue" – During a rare moment sitting at the piano and appropriately dressed in blue, Brandi Carlile paraphrased a memorable Joni Mitchell quote. Basically, it went that, if you listen to Joni Mitchell music and only picture Mitchell - but not yourself - something is wrong. While Carlile, who performed Mitchell's "Blue" album in its entirety for... »»»
Concert Review: Underwood keeps it world class – There are different levels of fame. There are quite a few artists who go by a mononym; no one asks "Sting or Bono "who?" And then there is an artist whose surname is used as a verb. Being "Underwooded" is a slang phrase used to describe car vandalism. That's American Idol's best-selling artist fame.... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time  Subscribe to Country News Digest  Follow Country Standard Time on twitter  Visit Country Standard Time on Facebook 

Elsewhere in the news

Currently at the CST blogs

Willis, Robison spin "Beautiful Lie" Eleven years ago, Kelly stepped away from music. She had just finished touring on 2007's exquisite "Translated From Love" and felt the angst of being a travelling musician with family at home. At that point, Willis and her husband, musician/producer Bruce Robison,... »»»
Chip Kinman celebrates brother, career on "Sounds Like Music" For a brief moment last summer, the news of Tony Kinman's death was, if not greatly exaggerated, then at least fortuitously premature. The roots rock icon, known for his work in The Dils, Rank and File, Blackbird and Cowboy Nation with his younger brother Chip, had been diagnosed with cancer in March 2018,... »»»
Shiflett learns "Hard Lessons" Until recently, Chris Shiflett took a somewhat obsessive/compulsive approach to his music career. For the past two decades, Shiflett has been the primary guitar foil for Dave Grohl in Foo Fighters; early in his tenure, Shiflett was so self-deprecatingly... »»»
Redemption 10: Live at Blue Rock CD review - Redemption 10: Live at Blue Rock
Houston-based singer-songwriter and former lawyer Libby Koch celebrates the 10th anniversary of her first album, "Redemption," by releasing a full band, live audience setting for what was originally a solo acoustic album.  »»»
Live From the Ryman CD review - Live From the Ryman
The very best way - the only way, really - to see Old Crow Medicine Show is live. Like its namesake, the medicine shows of old that were part preaching, part snake oil sales pitches, part old time music and pure entertainment, »»»
Fire & Brimstone CD review - Fire & Brimstone
It would be easy (and lazy journalism) to write about how much Brantley Gilbert's music is un-country. You need only isolate the drum parts for most of these latest songs to confirm this is primarily a rock recording  »»»
Sunshine is Free CD review - Sunshine is Free
Monica Rizzio's second album, "Sunshine Is Free," emblematic of its title, ushers in bright country music, with roots touches but generally gliding in melodic, uplifting country territory. Put this in your player when you need a smile or two. »»»
Seems Like Tears Ago CD review - Seems Like Tears Ago
If the first few strains of Jason James' "Seems Like Tears Ago" remind you of George Jones, then that's exactly what Jason James intended as he channels the traditional country greats on these 10 original tunes. They are the kind of three-minute »»»
Heartache Medication CD review - Heartache Medication
Jon Pardi may sing about heartache medication with this collection of songs, but his focus on arrangements filled with traditional musical elements (fiddle, steel guitar and twangy electric guitar) is joyfully medicinal  »»»