Justin Townes Earle performs in The Current studios

by Bill DeVille, Jon Schober

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    May 7, 2012 Justin Townes Earle performs in The Current studios

Justin Townes Earle shouldn't be overshadowed by his famous father Steve Earle. The two may have similar styles, but Justin modernizes what his dad began popularizing in the late '90s. His newest record Nothing's Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now has garnered considerable accolades in the Americana scene.

Still a relatively young musician, Earle's voice is at its most confident yet, echoing Woody Guthrie and Bruce Springsteen, while maintaining an individuality that is cementing his visibility in the music world. He's not trying to live up to any expectations or lofty comparisons. Instead, he's just opting to create a new take on a distinctly American sound. There's a chance for you to win a copy of his new record up on The Current's website now.

Songs performed: "Memphis In The Rain, "Am I That Lonely" and "Look The Other Way"

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    Justin Townes Earle performs in The Current studios (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
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    Justin Townes Earle performs in The Current studios (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
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    Justin Townes Earle performs in The Current studios (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Justin Townes Earle performs in The Current studios
    Justin Townes Earle performs in The Current studios (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
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    Justin Townes Earle performs in The Current studios (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
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