Justin Townes Earle Signs w/Vagrant, Preps Sept. Album


Cleans up, rocks out.

By Blurt Staff

His fifth studio album will be called Single Mothers and it’s due September 9 on Vagrant. How about a fresh track?

Here’s the background, from Vagrant: “As a recently married, sober man JTE writes from a point of maturity and content we’ve not seen before on past records. ‘One day I just realized it’s not cool to die young, and it’s even less cool to die after 30,’ Justin laughs as he reflects on a life past and his new found clarity. What he’s created is an album that’s raw, honest and personal in a way he hasn’t touched upon since his debut EP, Yuma.  Once compared to a man who wears many suits JTE has experienced more than most, both personally and professionally, in thirty-two short years. Between releasing four full-length-critically-acclaimed albums, constant touring, stints in rehab, being born Steve Earle’s son, and facing the trials and tribulations of everyday life, it’s safe to say JTE has quite the story to tell.  Single Mothers serves as the perfect platform for such narrations.”

Uh-huh. Well, let’s hope so. It’s been a rocky road thus far—go HERE to read our exclusive post-rehab interview with Earle from about 4 years ago; it involved more than a little artist denial and artist-handler “spin” as regards sundry reflections on “clarity” and “a life past”—but we’ve got faith in the Earle genepool to, at very least, fuck up multiple times but still come out alive, occasionally on top, and in the end conquer all them demons to the betterment of one’s artistry.


Tour Dates:

7/18 Nashville TN @ The Woods at Fontanel

7/20 Ferndale MI @ Pig @ Whiskey- Free Event

7/23 Vancouver BC @ The Imperial

7/25 Edmonton AB @ Intersellar Rodeo

7/26 Bengough SK @ Gateway Festival

8/07 Bowling Green, KY @ The Warehouse @ Mt Victor

8/08 St Louis MO @ Off Broadway

8/16 Valdosta GA @ Ashley Street Station

8/19 Mobile AL @ Callaghan’s Irish Social Club

8/20 Mobile AL @ Callaghan’s Irish Social Club

9/04 Nashville TN @ Grimey’s In-Store Event

9/05 Chattanooga TN @ Track 29

9/07 Columbus OH @ Bluestone

9/09 New York NY @ Stage 48

9/10 Boston MA @ Royale

9/11 Ardmore PA @ Ardmore Music Hall

9/12 Rocky Mount VA @ Harvester

9/13 Durham NC @ Carolina Theatre

9/14 Charlottesville VA @ Jefferson Theatre

9/16 Alexandria VA @ The Birchmere

9/17 Alexandria VA @ The Birchmere

9/18 Pittsburgh PA @ Mr Smalls

9/19 Rochester NY @ Water Street Music Hall

9/24 Madison WI @ Barrymore Theater

9/25 Minneapolis MN @ First Avenue

9/27 Boulder CO @ Fox Theatre

9/28 Salt Lake City UT @ The State Room

9/30 Portland OR @ Wonder Ballroom

10/01 Seattle WA @ The Neptune

10/05 Napa CA @ City Winery Napa

10/06 Los Angeles CA @ El Rey

10/07 Solano Beach CA @ Belly Up



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