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Justin Townes Earle

Justin Townes Earle

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Description of Justin Townes Earle's Music:

Singer-songwriter, alt-country

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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.

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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.
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