Singer-Songwriter Justin Townes Earle: ‘I Was Very Lucky To Survive My Teen Years’


By: Kate Robertson

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Kate Robertson talks to Americana singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle about music and survival.

Justin Townes Earle is a complex character to unpack. Son of Steve Earle (who was singing about a Galway Girl long before Ed Sheeran), Townes Earle’s somewhat turbulent childhood has long served as a launch pad for his music. Drugs, alcohol, an estranged parent, and a youth he admits he was lucky to have survived.

His most well-known song, the Americana Award-winning ‘Harlem River Blues’, might be one of the genre’s greatest, but again, came amidst a period of alcoholism that became synonymous with…click here to continue reading