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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

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