Justin Townes Earle
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Justin Townes Earle, born January 4, 1982 in Nashville, TN, is an American alt-country singer-songwriter who walks the line between old-time country and modern acoustic Indie music by breathing new life into early country, blues and gospel forms.Read More...
His first release, Yuma, in 2007 was a stark and beautiful set of songs written while Earle was fresh out of rehab and is now re-released by Bloodshot Records, who have a further three albums on their catalogue.
The Good Life, Midnight At the Movies (Americana award nominee) and the latest Harlem River Blues show Earle's characteristic charm, wit and rhythm to the forefront.
2009 saw him touring with Old Crow Medicine Show, The Felice Brothers and Gillian Welch/Dave Rawlings as a member of The Big Surprise tour and he has been touring solidly through 2010 making fans all along the way. In 2011, he received the Americana Music Award in the Song of the Year category for his "Harlem River Blues," from the album of the same name.
His fourth release "Nothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now", released in 2012 was met with critical acclaim, it was listed at #37 on Rolling Stone's list of the top 50 albums of 2012, saying "The son of country-rock renegade Steve Earle has grown into a songwriter to rival his dad."
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- LyricsLord, I'm goin' uptown to the Harlem River to drown
Dirty water gonna cover me over and I'm not gonna make a sound
I'm on a roll, mama, I gotta go, gotta get there while I still can
Troubled days are behind me now and I know they're gonna let me in
When you see me walkin' up the empty yard, just a-singin' and a-clappin' my hands
- LyricsWell, I call you every morning
And bring you flowers to work, never stay out too late
And I quit drinking, mama
'Cause I know how it hurts you to see me in such an awful state
But right now I just feel the need to see this through
- Ain't Glad I'm Leaving - 91,191 plays
- Far Away in Another Town - 84,933 plays
- LyricsTired of laying in bed, listening to the water run
Ceiling's falling in, baby's dress is covered in dust
So I don't care what it costs, baby dust that old thing off
It's one more night in Brooklyn, baby we're getting lost
I ain't taking you home, I found a little place that'll do
- Mama's Eyes - 105,804 plays
- Lone Pine Hill - 74,931 plays
- Wanderin' - 72,015 plays
- Move Over Mama - 73,038 plays
- Slippin' and Slidin' - 69,205 plays