Saturday, July 17, 2010

Justin Townes Earle Preps New Album & Tour...

“He’s fully absorbed his genetic and cultural heritage and draws upon both with great skill and dimension…an utterly distinctive voice that takes what’s come before and artfully moves it forward with the power of a certain steel-driving man.”Los Angeles Times

Harlem River Blues, the new album from celebrated singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle, will be released September 14 on Bloodshot Records. This is Earle’s third release and follows 2009’s critically acclaimed Midnight at the Movies, which Paste Magazine declared, “A nearly flawless, organic LP,” while Rolling Stone gave it a four star review. In support of the record, Earle will tour throughout 2010. He will be in Toledo performing at Frankie's on August 21st. Please see below for details.

A recent transfer to New York City, Earle returned to his home of Nashville, TN to record the album at House of David studio. Harlem River Blues was produced by Earle and Skylar Wilson and features guest appearances from Jason Isbell, Bryn Davies (Patty Griffin, Guy Clark), Calexico’s Paul Niehaus and Old Crow Medicine Show’s Ketch Secor.

Since his debut in 2008, Earle has toured consistently including performances at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Fest, the Grand Ole Opry and the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival as well as a recent appearance on “A Prairie Home Companion.” On August 1, Earle will join Levon Helm, The Avett Brothers, The Swell Season and many more at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival Additionally, Earle won “Best New and Emerging Artist” at the 2009 Americana Music Awards and was named by GQ magazine as one of “The 25 Most Stylish Men in the World” in 2010. He also recently appeared on HBO’s Treme with his dad, troubadour Steve Earle, on whose Grammy Award winning record Townes, Earle also guests.


7/29 Rochester, NY Party in the Park*
7/30 Northampton, MA The Iron Horse
8/1 Newport, RI Newport Folk Festival
8/8 New York, NY “Gone to Governors” Live Music Series
8/15 Bristol, TN Mountain Stage
8/21 Toledo, OH Frankie’s
8/22 Wellston, MI Hoxeyville Music Festival
8/23 Kalamazoo, MI Kalamazoo Public Library
8/28 Lakewood, NJ Strand Theatre
9/4 Seattle, WA Bumbershoot Festival
9/6 Vancouver, BC Biltmore
9/7 Bellingham, WA The Wild Buffalo
9/9 Portland, OR Musicfest Northwest at Berbattis
9/11 Atlanta, GA Smith’s Olde Bar
9/12 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay
9//14 Nashville, TN Grimey’s in-store
9/15 St. Louis, MO Old Rock House†
9/16 Indianapolis, IN Radio Radio†
9/17 Louisville, KY Headliners†
9/18 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall†
9/23 Cincinnati, OH Midpoint Music Festival†
9/24 Columbus, OH The Rumba Café†
9/25 Berryville, VA Watermelon Park Festival
9/29 San Diego, CA Casbah†
9/30 Los Angeles, CA Autry Museum†
10/1 Santa Cruz, CA Rio Theatre†
10/2 San Francisco, CA Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
10/4 Humboldt, CA The Depot at Humboldt State†‡
10/6 Salt Lake City, UT The State Room†
10/7 Denver, CO The Bluebird†
10/9 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue†
10/11 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall†
10/12 Bloomington, IL Six Strings†
10/14 Detroit, MI Magic Stick†
10/15 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern†
10/16 Buffalo, NY The Mohawk†
10/21 Portsmouth, NH The Music Hall†
10/22 Philadelphia, PA The First Unitarian Church†
10/23 Washington, DC 9:30 Club†
12/1 Baton Rouge, LA Manship Theatre

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