RIP Justin Townes Earle

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Uggh..dead at 38. There's no good way to die so young but I really hope his addictions didn't return.

 

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He was so talented and such a unique sound. No parent should have to bury their child. Sad, sad.

 

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Just a real gut punch. I saw him play in his fathers band, the Dukes and he then caught my attention with his Replacements cover of Can't Hardly Wait. He really stylized it in his own voice and I became a fan of his originals.


Tough past year for Steve. His longtime bass player going back to Copperhead Road, Kelley Looney, passed away in November.
 

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middle name Townes was in honor of Townes Van Zandt, a singer-songwriter who wrote a number of classic songs, including "Pancho and Lefty."
 

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I saw him play in his fathers band, the Dukes and he then caught my attention with his Replacements cover of Can't Hardly Wait. He really stylized it in his own voice and I became a fan of his originals.

Live version:

 


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No disrespect, but I had not heard of him until I read this topic. Just saw the link to "Can't Hardly Wait". Honestly brought a tear to my eye. Great voice and wish I would have known about him before. I'll definitely research and listen to more. Thanks for posting this.
 

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No disrespect, but I had not heard of him until I read this topic. Just saw the link to "Can't Hardly Wait". Honestly brought a tear to my eye. Great voice and wish I would have known about him before. I'll definitely research and listen to more. Thanks for posting this.

If you have access to Sirius/XM the Steve Earle Show/Hardcore Troubadour this week is an hour long tribute to Justin. Only time you heard Steve's voice was to say "Justin Townes Earle, 1982 - 2020", otherwise the music spoke for itself. Pretty touching. They are usually available for at least 2 weeks.

One thing is for certain, as a vocalist the kid could sing circles round his old man.
 

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Steve Earle mentioned on his latest radio show that the next album he is working on will be a collection of covering Justin's songs. Hopes to have it out by January.

The show itself was an interesting collection of new music artists have released during quarantine.
 

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If you have access to Sirius/XM the Steve Earle Show/Hardcore Troubadour this week is an hour long tribute to Justin. Only time you heard Steve's voice was to say "Justin Townes Earle, 1982 - 2020", otherwise the music spoke for itself. Pretty touching. They are usually available for at least 2 weeks.

One thing is for certain, as a vocalist the kid could sing circles round his old man.
I was able to listen to this. I've never bought a recording by JTE, but I will now. I knew I liked his music, but hearing that much of it has made me a fan.
 



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From Steve Earle's tribute album J.T.

 


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I have listened to the tribute album twice now. Love it.
 

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Bump on the 1 year marker. Live version of Harlem River Blues with the assistance of Jason Isbell on lead guitar.

 







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