Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Justin Townes Earle

The last thing an offspring of a famous musician, who is trying to carve his own path musically, wants to hear is comparisons to their mother or father, yet every time I mention Justin Townes Earle to people, I can't help but utter - "he's Steve Earle's kid." With all due respect, however, I'd have to say that I enjoy the younger Earle's music more than his father's and, once you hear Justin's music, it's crystal clear that he's his own man and that the buzz currently surrounding him has more to do with the 25-year old's talent than his pedigree. His newest album Midnight At The Movies will be released on March 25 through Bloodshot Records and I'm looking forward to seeing this rising young star at South By Southwest.

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