On 20 August, the world lost an amazing light with the death of Justin Townes Earle. Justin was a vibrant songwriter who could play the blues, country, and rock ’n’ roll all in the same song. In his short career, Justin released eight albums and one EP that all manage to sound classic and yet inventive.
Justin’s father, Steve Earle, has paid tribute to his son by recording an album of songs written by Justin, titled J.T. The album consists of ten songs written by Justin as well as one song written by Steve shortly after Justin died, including fan favourites such as ‘Harlem River Blues’, ‘Far Away In Another Town’ and ‘Champagne Corolla’ along with lyrically heavy songs like ‘The Saint of Lost Causes’ and ‘Turn Out My Lights’.
J.T. is a loving tribute to a beloved son and beautiful songsmith who left this earth too early. But Justin left a wealth of beauty in his wake.
All proceeds from this release will be put into a trust for Justin’s 3-year-old daughter, Etta.
Note: The LP is available on indie-shops exclusive red vinyl.