Description of Justin Townes Earle's Music:
Justin Townes Earle straddles the fine line between folk music and classic country, frequently calling out the influence of artists like Townes Van Zandt
, Merle Haggard, and Ramblin' Jack Elliott
. Fans of his father Steve Earle
may also be interested in Justin's work.
Recommended CDs by Justin Townes Earle:
The Good Life
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Justin Townes Earle Biography:
Justin Townes Earle was born in 1982 and developed an affinity for music early on. By the time he was a teenager, he was playing with a rock band and a bluegrass band in his hometown of Nashville, Tenn. He also played for a spell with his father Steve Earle's band the Dukes. He was eventually fired from the Dukes, however, after developing a severe drug addiction. After a drug overdose, Earle cleaned up his act and began writing songs again. He self-released a solo EP titled Yuma in 2007 before signing with Bloodshot records for his full-length debut a year later.