Justin Townes Earle is everything we love about new “country” music. We say “country” because it isn’t even the right word for it, it’s a healthy mix of folk, blues, rock, outlaw country, and everything in between. Justin is a legacy, son of well-known musician and songwriter Steve Earle, and his music carries all of the baggage that comes with having a touring musician as a father. He’s had peaks and valleys, from stints in rehab to angry breakups with record companies. Through it all he’s always had music to help him through the tough times. These days he’s happily married, happily sober, and happily releasing his 8th album. Justin Townes Earle stopped by Studio 1A to show us some of the tracks off of the new album, which comes out on May 26th.
– James Parker