Louie Loves: Justin Townes Earle

This will not be a music review, but rather us discussing the giant crush we have on Justin Townes Earle, who just happens to be a very talented musician.  Our love began a few years back when our BFF took us to see him at Eddie’s Attic on a trip to Atlanta.  His first album had just come out and we didn’t know any of his songs, but his voice hooked us right away and we began pseudo stalking him, going to see him every time he came to LA.  In both musical style and sartorial inclinations, Mr. Earle seems to be from another time.  Pretty sure he’s the only person to sing about getting into trouble in Jackson Mississippi since Johnny Cash.  His slow songs are heartbreaking (Someday I’ll Be Forgiven For This really kills us) and his fast songs make us feel like we should be passing around a mason jar of bourbon in a barn somewhere.  Did we mention how stylish he is?  GQ might be more obsessed with him than we are.  They named him one of their 25 most stylish men and are constantly featuring him.  We’re not going to argue.  He does sing about picking up a new pair of white bucks after all.  The first time we saw him in LA he changed from his standard stage look – a slim fitting suit and western shirt – into dark jeans and a crisp blue and white gingham shirt, tucked in of course after the show.  Perfection.  His last two albums incorporate songs about his time in New York, but they are done in the same timeless style so a crappy apartment in Brooklyn sounds more like an enduring, universal experience than hipster whining.  Justin Townes Earle’s latest album Nothing’s Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now came out just over a month ago.  It’s awesome.

Check out Justin Townes Earle on iTunes, Spotify, MySpace, Amazon.  And click here for upcoming show dates.

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