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Justin Townes Earle passed way too soon


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34 minutes ago, Frank said:

I would have said, great! if the circumstances weren’t so sad. I guess it takes a hell of a lot of guts for Steve to record such a tribute album.

Yeah, i agree.

It's going to be very emotional for all involved.

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On 9/17/2020 at 12:34 PM, newcastle roy said:

 

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from Steve's website:

 

On the forthcoming album, J.T., Steve Earle & The Dukes pay tribute to Steve’s late son, Justin Townes Earle (J.T.), who passed away on August 20, 2020 in Nashville. The album will be released digitally on what would have been Justin’s 39th birthday, January 4, 2021, via New West Records.

J.T. finds Steve Earle & The Dukes covering 10 of Justin’s songs – from “I Don’t Care,” which appeared on his 2007 debut EP, Yuma, and a trio of selections from his full-length debut album, The Good Life (“Ain’t Glad I’m Leaving,” “Far Away In Another Town” and “Lone Pine Hill”) to later compositions like 2017’s “Champagne Corolla” and 2019’s “The Saint Of Lost Causes,” which was the title track of Justin’s eighth and final studio album. J.T. closes with “Last Words,” a song Steve wrote for Justin.

100% of the artist advances and royalties from J.T. will be donated to a trust for Etta St. James Earle, the three-year-old daughter of Justin and Jenn Earle. While somber in parts, the album is ultimately a rousing celebration of a life lived with passion and purpose. The recording features the latest incarnation of Steve’s backing band, The Dukes – Chris Masterson on guitar, Eleanor Whitmore on fiddle & vocals, Ricky Ray Jackson on pedal steel, guitar & dobro, Brad Pemberton on drums & percussion, and Jeff Hill on acoustic & electric bass.

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Second track out. Great version of a song that always made me think of Sweet Little '66 (and to Pink Cadillac and to Racing in The Street).

So sad such an album has to be recorded in the first place, but if the rest of it is good as of the first two songs, it's going to be awesome.

 

 

 

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