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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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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 »»»