Justin Townes Earle

On September 14th, Justin Townes Earle will put out Harlem River Blues, his third record, on Bloodshot Records. About the NY-centric title, the Nashville-transplant told Paste, "I drove over the Harlem River one time and it was just the most desolate-looking thing I'd ever seen...it's just the nastiest body of water you've ever seen in your life. And I guess it just kind of inspired me a little bit."

Earle co-produced it with friend Skylar Wilson, and it's got guest spots by Jason Isbell, Calexico's Paul Niehaus, Old Crow Medicine Show's Ketch Secor and dad Steve Earle.

Justin Townes Earle will play a Gone to Governors show, along with Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band and Dawn Landes & the Hounds on August 8th (one day after Local Natives play there). That free NYC show is at 8pm (doors at 6pm) but Governors Island is open all day (ferrys start at 10am).

Justin was on the recent CD celebrating John Prine, who has his own Island show a month later.

The NYC show is part of Justin Townes Earle's larger tour, which has dates ploted out through October (much of which are with Jessica Lea Mayfield). All tour dates (including Newport Folk Fest) and live videos (plus an informative 'What's In My Bag?' segment) are below...


Justin Townes Earle "Wanderin"

Justin Townes Earle - Ain't Waitin' (Live on KEXP)

Justin Townes Earle - What's In My Bag?

Justin Townes Earle - 2010 Tour Dates
July 29 Rochester, NY Party in the Park*
July 30 Northampton, MA The Iron Horse
August 1 Newport, RI Newport Folk Festival
August 8 New York, NY "Gone to Governors" Live Music Series
August 15 Bristol, TN Mountain Stage
August 21 Toledo, OH Frankie's
August 22 Wellston, MI Hoxeyville Music Festival
August 23 Kalamazoo, MI Kalamazoo Public Library
August 28 Lakewood, NJ Strand Theatre
September 4 Seattle, WA Bumbershoot Festival
September 6 Vancouver, BC Biltmore
September 7 Bellingham, WA The Wild Buffalo
September 9 Portland, OR Musicfest Northwest at Berbattis
September 11 Atlanta, GA Smith's Olde Bar
September 12 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay
September 14 Nashville, TN Grimey's in-store
September 15 St. Louis, MO Old Rock House†
September 16 Indianapolis, IN Radio Radio†
September 17 Louisville, KY Headliners†
September 18 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall†
September 23 Cincinnati, OH Midpoint Music Festival†
September 24 Columbus, OH The Rumba Café†
September 25 Berryville, VA Watermelon Park Festival
September 29 San Diego, CA Casbah†
September 30 Los Angeles, CA Autry Museum†
October 1 Santa Cruz, CA Rio Theatre†
October 2 San Francisco, CA Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
October 4 Humboldt, CA The Depot at Humboldt State†‡
October 6 Salt Lake City, UT The State Room†
October 7 Denver, CO The Bluebird†
October 9 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue†
October 11 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall†
October 12 Bloomington, IL Six Strings†
October 14 Detroit, MI Magic Stick†
October 15 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern†
October 16 Buffalo, NY The Mohawk†
October 21 Portsmouth, NH The Music Hall†
October 22 Philadelphia, PA The First Unitarian Church†
October 23 Washington, DC 9:30 Club†
December 1 Baton Rouge, LA Manship Theatre
* supporting Court Yard Hounds
† with support from Jessica Lea Mayfield
‡ co-headline with The Felice Brothers

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