Watch Justin Townes Earle perform at The Current Day Party in Austin, Texas

Justin Townes Earle performs at The Current Day Party at Barracuda in Austin, Texas, during the 2019 SXSW music festival. (The Current)

Justin Townes Earle has gone through a lot as a person, with multiple stints in rehab and a newfound sobriety, but through it all, he's built a successful music career, releasing four well-received albums and consistently touring around the country.

Since he launched his career over a decade ago, Justin Townes Earle has established himself as a leading musician in the Americana music scene. Although he may be the son of Steve Earle, he's also worked hard to blaze a trail all his own.

Earle grew up in Nashville, where the sound of the blues influenced his musical style. Although he now lives in Portland, his music still stays true to his roots. The blues will always be his go-to style, he told The Current's Bill DeVille in 2017.

Earle is currently on tour and his new album, The Saint of Lost Causes, is set to be released this spring.

     – Simone Cazares

Original Songs

Songs Performed


"Detroit Rock, Flint City Roll" (presumptive title)
"One More Night in Brooklyn"
"Saint of Lost Causes"
"Ain't Waitin'"
"Mama's Eyes"
"In My Dreams"
"Gold Watch and Chain" (Carter Family cover)
"Can't Hardly Wait" (Replacements cover)

Video Credits


Video Director: Nate Ryan
Camera operators: Patrick Galbreath, Devon Quick
Audio: Corey Schreppel

External Link

Justin Townes Earle - official site

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  • Justin Townes Earle performs at The Current Day Party during SXSW
    Justin Townes Earle performs at The Current Day Party at Barracuda in Austin, Texas, on Friday, March 15, 2019, during the SXSW music festival. (Mary Mathis | MPR)
  • Justin Townes Earle performs at The Current Day Party during SXSW
    Music fans take in Justin Townes Earle's performance at The Current Day Party at Barracuda in Austin, Texas, on Friday, March 15, 2019, during the SXSW music festival. (Mary Mathis | MPR)
  • Justin Townes Earle performs at The Current Day Party during SXSW
    Justin Townes Earle performs at The Current Day Party at Barracuda in Austin, Texas, on Friday, March 15, 2019, during the SXSW music festival. (Mary Mathis | MPR)
  • Justin Townes Earle performs at The Current Day Party during SXSW
    Justin Townes Earle performs at The Current Day Party at Barracuda in Austin, Texas, on Friday, March 15, 2019, during the SXSW music festival. (Mary Mathis | MPR)
  • Justin Townes Earle performs at The Current Day Party during SXSW
    Justin Townes Earle performs at The Current Day Party at Barracuda in Austin, Texas, on Friday, March 15, 2019, during the SXSW music festival. (Mary Mathis | MPR)