I knew I liked what I heard by Justin Townes Earle, but didn’t know much else about the man before coming to see him at El Rey last night. I also knew his newest record, Nothing’s Gonna Change About the Way You Feel About Me Now, was a drastic departure stylistically from the honky-tonk twang [...]
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Tall and courtly like some 1950s Nashville idol, Earle’s brand of C&W insurgency is highlighted by a knack for raising the ghosts of traditional America inside a context colored by our 21st-century blues. Our chat finds him dealing well with being a Southern boy in the East Village. This interview by Ron Garmon.