There are countless moments for personal reflection. But this time, Justin Townes Earle turned his keen eye outward. It’s one of the most beautiful and unsettling things you’ll hear.
The momentum behind The Saint of Lost Causes is fueled by one singular underlying, unwavering message: All are welcome. Earle cut to the quick recently. “I was trying to look through the eyes of America, because I believe in the idea of America – that everybody’s welcome here and has a right to be here,” he said about his latest album. This potent mix of gritty country, haunted folk and atmospheric melody deliver the bitingly blunt but world-weary observations striking both a personal chord, and something far bigger than us all.
Don’t miss Justin Townes Earle tonight at 3Ten at ACL Live, 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. London folk trio The Wandering Hearts and Bowling Green, KY alt.-country/rock outfit The Josephines start out the evening. Doors at 7 p.m. Very recommended.
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