Justin Townes Earle (solo) 2013

Justin Townes Earle (solo) 2013

THE RETURN OF THE REAL DEAL
JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE
FEBRUARY 2013

Sometimes you don’t need a reason to do something, desire itself being enough justification. Such is the impetus for Justin Townes Earle returning to Australia to play another run of shows – he just wants to be down here, spending time in the country where he feels a special affinity with both the people and the land. Even customs have lost track about how many times the lanky country singer-songwriter from Nashville has been to Australia since his first foray in 2008 (although we believe this to be his sixth visit), he’s basically one of us now. He’d like that, we reckon.

Last here in April for Bluesfest and a national run of headline shows in support of his presciently-titled fourth album Nothing’s Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now, we aren’t really sure what he’s been up to since then, but no news is good news. Probably writing a swag of awesome new tunes, as is his wont. Or travelling the States impressing all and sundry with his modern-day take on the authentic country music of yore, which was schooled into him from a young age by his legendary old man, Steve Earle. We’ve heard whispers of him curating celebrations for Woody Guthrie’s centennial celebrations in New York, which sounds like something that he’d do. But he certainly made his debut at producing when he tool the helm of the legendary Wanda Jackson’s new album Unfinished Business. At the end of the day it doesn’t really matter what he’s been up to, only that he’s returning, and he’s bringing his guitar and incredible knack for writing odes for the downtrodden and broken-hearted, something of a speciality for the young man.

And joining him on this trip for his first foray Down Under will be burgeoning Houston singer-songwriter Robert Ellis who earned widespread acclaim for his debut album Photographs (New West), (which will be re-released early 2013 with bonus material) and whose sparse yet poignant wordplay and deft guitar skills will make him the perfect appetiser for the Justin Townes Earle main course.

So whether you’ve been seeing him continually over the last few years or just recently opened your heart and mind to the music of Justin Townes Earle, rejoice at news of his imminent return, and rest safe in the knowledge that he’s as excited to be coming back to see you as you are to be spending more time in his esteemed and always enjoyable company.

WHAT THE AUSSIE PRESS HAVE GUSHED ABOUT PREVIOUS JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE VISITS:

“…a gentle, passionate and incredible show from a humble and highly-talented man.” – The Vine
“Spellbinding.” – Time Off
“There’s no one else now as brutally honest in their songwriting as Justin Townes Earle.” – The Brag
“That a man can hold centre stage for near to two hours is testament to the charisma and talent of Justin Townes Earle.” – The Dwarf
“This man is the real deal… his talent vividly apparent.” – The Music Network

www.justintownesearle.com

Tickets and info below:

Justin Townes Earle  

Date City Venue
02/02/13 Castlemaine, VIC Theatre Royal
***SOLD OUT***
With special guest Robert Ellis. Tickets through Love Police and TheatreRoyal.info.
03/02/13 Melbourne, VIC The Corner Hotel
Time: 1:30pm. With special guests Elizabeth Cook and Robert Ellis. Tickets through Love Police and CornerHotel.com.
Early Show Doors 1.30pm
SOLD OUT!!!
03/02/13 Melbourne, VIC The Corner Hotel
Time: 8:00pm. 2nd show due to popular demand!!
With special guests Elizabeth Cook and Robert Ellis. Tickets through CornerHotel.com.
05/02/13 Sydney, NSW The Basement
With special guest Robert Ellis. Tickets through Love Police (general admission tickets only) and TheBasement.com.au
06/02/13 Coogee, NSW Coogee Diggers
With special guest Robert Ellis. Tickets through Love Police
08/02/13 Thirroul, NSW Heritage Hotel
With special guest Robert Ellis. Tickets available at the door
09/02/13 Milton, NSW Milton Theatre
Time: 7:30pm. With special guest Robert Ellis. Tickets through Country Leather ph: 02 4455 3056 and available at the door.
10/02/13 Sydney, NSW Annandale Hotel
Time: 2:00pm. With special guest Robert Ellis. Tickets through Oztix.com.au and available on the door. Early Show!
13/02/13 Newcastle, NSW Lizottes Newcastle
With special guest Robert Ellis. Tickets through Lizottes.com.au or phone (02) 4956 2066.
15/02/13 Tamworth, NSW Capitol Theatre Tamworth
With special guest Robert Ellis. Tickets through Capitol Theatre Tamworth. Reserved Seating. Tickets available on the door.
16/02/13 Lismore, NSW Star Court Theatre
With special guest Robert Ellis. All tickets through Star Court Theatre or from the Star Court Theatre Shop in the Star Court Aracde, Lismore, Tuesday to Friday, by calling the shop by phone on 6622 5005. Tickets available on the door
17/02/13 Byron Bay, NSW Byron Bay Community Centre
With special guest Robert Ellis. Tickets through Byron Bay Community Centre and AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.
19/02/13 Brisbane, QLD Old Museum
Time: 7:30pm. With Fraser A. Gorman and Jack Carty. Tickets through Love Police (Allocation sold out), Old Museum and available at the door.

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