Monday, November 23, 2009
TK # 100: Justin Townes Earle - The Good Life (2008)
Resist your initial inclination to dismiss the work of the wayward scion of a troubled troubadour, because Justin Townes Earle delivers a high and lonesome debut album that traded on the old-timey sounds of Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers, but still managed a fresh approach for ten original songs that mark him as an alt country star-in-waiting. Highlights include a jaunty romp of tough love (“Hard Livin”), a simple declaration of rootlessness in “The Good Life” and thoughts on “What Do You Do When You’re Lonesome”. Not to be missed in concert - JTE will be appearing at Johnny Brenda’s in March.
Justin Townes Earle - "Hard Livin"