Saturday, July 11, 2009

Justin Townes Earle Plans Maumee Stop...

Mark August 27th, 2009 as the day, critically-acclaimed, singer songwriter Justin Townes Earle (son of Steve Earle)is rolling into town to play The Village Idiot in Maumee, Ohio. He is sure to be a force in the Alt-Country arena for a long time to come. He will be appearing fresh on the heels of The Big Surprise Tour, an amazing outing that places him on a bill with Old Crow Medicine Show, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings and The Felice Brothers...impressive company!

From Bloodshot Records:
Within the first song on Justin Townes Earle’s second album Midnight At the Movies, you just know you’re hearing something special, that you are party to the unknown and exhilarating paths being explored by an artist on the creative ascendancy. Midnight At The Movies displays an adeptness and musical sophistication of remarkable, organic breadth and is as lyrically sharp as a lover’s tongue as she is walking out the door.

If you didn’t look at the songwriting credits, you’d swear the songs were penned on the stoop of a one-pump filling station in dust bowl era Oklahoma, the smoke-filled song and dream factories of Tin Pan Alley, or at the back door of Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge in Nashville. Justin effortlessly taps the romanticism imbued in the beaten-soled travelogues and mythos of Woody Guthrie; the lounging around a campfire at a work camp and the edgy angst of a wintry Minneapolis (yeah, just try to get that mandolin line from the cover of the ‘Mats’ “Can’t Hardly Wait” out of your head.)

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