Coffee Break: Justin Townes Earle

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)

Americana singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle has died at 38.

The news was confirmed by a post Sunday night on his Facebook page. "It is with tremendous sadness that we inform you of the passing of our son, husband, father and friend Justin. So many of you have relied on his music and lyrics over the years and we hope that his music will continue to guide you on your journeys."

Justin Townes Earle was familiar to Current listeners, performing multiple times in our studio and at events like our 2019 day party at SXSW. In 2014, he told host Mary Lucia, "Life is a very interesting thing if you open your eyes to it. All people are weird in their own way."

For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from the world of Justin Townes Earle?

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

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Songs played

(Townes Van Zandt - I'll Be Here in the Morning)
Justin Townes Earle - Can't Hardly Wait
"Wanda" Clip: In-Studio Performance Recorded on September 25, 2014
Wanda Jackson - Tore Down
"Songwriting" Clip: In-Studio Performance Recorded on September 25, 2014
Justin Townes Earle - Mama's Eyes
"Leadbelly" Clip: In-Studio Performance Recorded on May 23, 2017
Nirvana - Where Did You Sleep Last Night
"Blues" Clip: In-Studio Performance Recorded on May 23, 2017
Justin Townes Earle - Champagne Corolla
Justin Townes Earle - Harlem River Blues
Justin Townes Earle - The Saint of Lost Causes (SXSW 2019)


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