Justin Townes Earle
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Live at Brudenell Social Club
Saturday, 1st September 2012
Justin Townes Earle support
The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds. Sat. 1st Sept. 2012, 7.30pm.
It's been a long, occasionally turbulent ride for Justin Townes Earle. Stepping out of his family shadow with the release of his debut solo EP, 'Yuma', in 2007, Justin has risen to the top of his game in a flash. Taking influence from classic, traditional musical forms as much as edgier contemporary artistry, his fourth full length release 'Nothing's Going To Change The Way I Feel About You Now', released on Bloodshot Records in March, is as perfect a roots album as there is.
For an artist whose list of influences runs the gamut from Randy Newman to Woody Guthrie, Chet Baker to the Replacements, and Phil Ochs to Bruce Springsteen, categories are useless. For his latest, Justin's understandable love of the country-soul leaving the Stax and Muscle Shoals studios in the sixties and seventies, is there for all to hear. Is it country? Is it soul? What is the difference? Recorded completely live in an old church in Asheville, NC, in only four days, Earle's created a masterpiece.
'The whole idea was to record everything live, making everything as real as it could be, and putting something out there that will hopefully stand the test of time and space.'
It will. Justin Townes Earle is a stunning live performer, you'll know, if you've seen him play, that there's no need to over complicate things when you're recording such a talent. Just let him get on with it. Justin will not be performing in venues of this scale for much longer, so take the opportunity whilst it's there, it doesn't get much better.
Justin Townes Earle has headlined New York's Carnegie Hall and legendary venues Beacon Theatre and Bowery Ballroom, The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, toured with The Felice Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show and Gillian Welch and David Rawlings and last year took the Song Of The Year Award at the Americana Music Awards.