Justin Townes Earle is a distinguished singer-songwriter best known for records such as Midnight at the Movies and Harlem River Blues. Justin, the son of the legendary songwriter, Steve Earle, talks about growing up personally without his father and professionally in his wake. Plus, Justin reflects on his destructive youth, shares stories from the road, talks about learning how to read and write as a dyslexic, and why after all his struggles he still believes you don’t need to be miserable to write a great song.
His two latest albums are Single Mothers and Absent Fathers. For a full catalog of Justin’s music click here.
Single Mothers & Absent Fathers by Justin Townes EarleThe Moment with Aimee Mann: 8/18/15I Smile Back“Midnight at the Movies” by Justin Townes EarleThe Moviegoer by Walker PercyClosing Time by Tom WaitsMindfield by Gregory Corso“Cocksucking Blonde” by Stephen Yerkey“Blues Run the Game” by Jackson Frank“Am I That Lonely Tonight?” by Justin Townes Earle“Christchurch Woman” by Justin Townes Earle“Ain’t Glad I’m Leaving” by Justin Townes Earle“Halfway to Jackson” by Justin Townes Earle“Looking for a Place to Land” by Justin Townes Earle“Hymn 101” by Joe Pug“Traveling Alone” by Jason Isbell“A Boy Named Sue” by Shel SilversteinGuitar Town by Steve EarleOn the Road by Jack Kerouac“South Georgia Sugar Babe” by Justin Townes Earle“Desperados Waiting for a Train” by Guy ClarkOld No. 1 by Guy ClarkDublin Blues by Guy Clark“Hemingway’s Whiskey” by Guy ClarkHearthworn Highways“You Never Even Call Me By My Name” by David Allan Coe“Would You Lay with Me in a Field of Stone” by David Allan Coe“Baby Let Me Follow You Down” by Bob Dylan and Eric Von Schimidt“The House of the Rising Sun” by Dave Van Ronk“Baseball’s Sad Lexicon” a poem by Franklin P. AdamsRecording King guitarsWar Elephant by Deer TickMiddle Brother by Middle Brother“Big Sky Country” by Chris Whitley“Can’t Hardly Wait” a cover by Justin Townes EarleNothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now by Justin Townes Earle
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