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Justin Townes Earle NZ Shows

Justin Townes Earle NZ Shows

Thursday 16th July, 2009 12:00PM

Nashville's Justin Townes Earle is bringing us a little country this October playing two NZ dates:

SAT OCTOBER 10 - BAR BODEGA - WELLINGTON - 7PM
SUN OCTOBER 11 - KINGS ARMS - AUCKLAND - 8PM

Growing up in Nashville he mis-spent his youth playing in "The Swindlers" (bluegrass/ragtime) and the louder, more rocking "The Distributors" and developing some very bad habits! These problems lead to being fired from his father’s band (Steve Earle). Ultimately though, he cleaned up his act, dropped his self-destructive habits and focused on his music. With inspirations as diverse as Townes Van Zandt, (who he is named after), Jimmy Reed, The Replacements, Woody Guthrie, Kurt Cobain and Ray Charles, Justin has forged his own brand of American Roots Music.

"It has taken Justin Townes Earle sometime to slip the shadow of his famous father (Steve Earle), but with the release of his second album Midnight At The Movies he is well on his way!… A great voice, less country and more cosmopolitan in tone. But it's the range of styles that impress most, from slow cowboy ballads and Western swing to full-throated honky-tonk, Tin Pan Alley and exquisite break up songs..." – Uncut

"I have a feeling that in a few years we’ll need backstage passes at the Ryman auditorium to get anywhere near him. He's just THAT good." – Chattanooga Free Press, USA

"Justin Townes Earle is living proof that despite the freak show that is modern day Nashville, there are still artists out there who revere the deep roots of the American musical tradition while still pushing the boundaries to create something new and wonderful." – PopMatters.com

Tickets from Real Groovy





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