Justin Townes Earle Announces Fifth Album “Single Mothers”

After two and a half years since his last release, Justin Townes Earle is back and has announced his fifth studio album (and first ever on Vagrant Records). Entitled Single Mothers, the record will be released nationwide on September 9th, 2014 and Justin will be on the road in the US throughout September and early October to support.

Single Mothers is comprised of ten tracks that showcase exactly why Justin Townes Earle is considered a forefather of Contemporary Americana. As a recently married, sober man JTE writes from a point of maturity and content we’ve not seen before on past records. “One day I just realized it’s not cool to die young, and it’s even less cool to die after 30,” Justin laughs as he reflects on a life past and his new found clarity. What he’s created is an album that’s raw, honest and personal in a way he hasn’t touched upon since his debut EP, Yuma.

Once compared to a man who wears many suits JTE has experienced more than most, both personally and professionally, in thirty-two short years. Between releasing four full-length-critically-acclaimed albums, constant touring, multiple stints in rehab, being born Steve Earle’s son, amicable and not-so-amicable break-ups with record labels, and facing the trials and tribulations of everyday life, it’s safe to say JTE has quite the story to tell. Single Mothers serves as the perfect platform for such narrations. Stay tuned for more details.

Justin Townes Earle On Tour:

6/20 Aurora IL @ Two Brothers Summer Festival

7/02 Portsmouth NH @ Prescott Park Arts Festival

7/03 Bethlehem NH @ The Colonial Theatre

7/05 Kingston NY @ BSP

7/18 Nashville TN @ The Woods at Fontanel

7/23 Vancouver BC @ The Imperial
7/25 Edmonton AB @ Intersellar Rodeo
7/26 Bengough SK @ Gateway Festival
9/05 Chattanooga TN @ Track 29
9/07 Columbus OH @ Bluestone
9/09 New York NY @ Stage 48
9/10 Boston MA @ Royale
9/11 Ardmore PA @ Ardmore Music Hall
9/12 Rocky Mount VA @ Harvester
9/13 Durham NC @ Carolina Theatre
9/14 Charlottesville VA @ Jefferson Theatre
9/16 Arlington VA @ The Birchmere
9/17 Arlington VA @ The Birchmere
9/18 Pittsburgh PA @ Mr Smalls
9/19 Rochester NY @ Water Street Music Hall
9/24 Madison WI @ Barrymore Theater
9/25 Minneapolis MN @ First Avenue
9/27 Boulder CO @ Fox Theatre
9/28 Salt Lake City UT @ The State Room
9/30 Portland OR @ Wonder Ballroom
10/01 Seattle WA @ The Neptune
10/05 Napa CA @ City Winery Napa
10/06 Los Angeles CA @ El Rey
10/07 Solano Beach CA @ Belly Up


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