Tour and album: Justin Townes Earle

Posted on: Thursday, Jan 1, 2015

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Americana renegade Justin Townes Earle has announced details of the companion album to 2014’s acclaimed Single Mothers. On January 12th 2015, the artist will see in the new year with Absent Fathers, an album that will feature 10 new tracks originally intended to form the second half of a double album to the former. In addition, Earle has also announced that “Call Ya Momma” will be the first single lifted from the forthcoming Absent Fathers LP.

Fans of Earle’s won’t have to wait long to hear tracks from his latest project as he lines up a full UK tour for early 2015 that kicks off at Glasgow’s Oran Moor on the 17th January, via Manchester Band on the Wall on the 19th before signing off his British shows at London’s Union Chapel on the 6th of Feb (full dates below).

Both albums were recorded live with his four-piece touring band with only days of rehearsal leading up to recording to keep the ideas fresh. Tracks “Picture in a Drawer’ and ‘It’s Cold in This House’ are only Justin, his guitar and his pedal steel player Paul Niehaus.  Justin Townes Earle is the the son of iconic country musicican Steve Earle. On arguably his most raw, yet lyrically refined material to date Justin addresses the issues of his troubled former years with a brutal conviction.

Single Mothers was released on September 9, 2014 / Absent Fathers will be released on January 12 2015 via Loose Music.

“He’s focused, clean, and churning out some of the best material he’s ever written” – Consequence of Sound
“His phrasing, always nuanced, is more emotive than ever.” – Rolling Stone
“Showing the world that alt-country can be pretty dope” – Noisey / Vice
An Album of the Year – Paste Magazine  / Rolling Stone

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UK Tour Dates w/ support from Andrew Combs

17 Jan GLASGOW, Oran Mor (Celtic Connections)
18 Jan GATESHEAD, Caedmon Hall
19 Jan MANCHESTER, Band on the Wall
03 Feb LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club
04 Feb NOTTINGHAM, Glee Club
05 Feb BRISTOL, The Tunnels
06 Feb LONDON, Union Chapel

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