Saturday, February 20th, 2010
CONTEST – Justin Townes Earle @ The Horseshoe – March 1, 2010
Frank YangFrom the moment I first heard him sing one of his own compositions as the final track of Just An American Boy, the 2003 soundtrack/live album from his father and at the time bandleader Steve, it was clear that Justin Townes Earle had more going for him than just a famous surname. And since beginning his own solo career in 2007, it’s something he’s proven over and over again.
Though his work honours and reflects both his middle and last name and his voice can sound uncannily like his dad’s, albums such as last year’s Midnight At The Movies show JTE has found his own niche between the two, favouring a more traditional aesthetic than the outlaw rock of the elder Earle but more upbeat and extroverted than Van Zandt’s work. Unfortunately, he has also shared some other less desirable traits with the two but is feeling much better these days.
Justin Townes Earle and his band are currently on the road and will be in town at the Horseshoe Tavern on March 1. Tickets for the show are $13.50 but courtesy of Collective Concerts, I’ve got a pair of passes to give away for the show. To enter, email me at contests AT chromewaves.net with “I want to see Justin Townes Earle” in the subject line and your full name in the body. Contest closes at midnight, February 25.
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