Justin Townes Earle Announces “Absent Fathers”

Following the success of his critically-acclaimed-fifth-studio-album, Single Mothers, Justin Townes Earle has announced the release of the companion album, Absent Fathers. Comprised of 10 tracks, Absent Fathers was recorded alongside Single Mothers as a double album, but as Justin began to sequence it, he felt each half needed to make its own statement and they took on their own identities. Absent Fathers will be released January 13, 2015.

Single Mothers was released on September 9, 2014 via Vagrant Records and, combined with Absent Fathers, the double album perfectly showcases exactly why Justin Townes Earle is considered a forefather of Contemporary Americana. Hailed as an album that’s “showing the world that alt-country can be pretty dope,” (Noisey/Vice), Single Mothers has had great radio success, peaking at #2 on Americana radio charts, #18 on Non-Comm. In support, Justin recently wrapped up a run of US headlining dates, is currently on the road in Australia and New Zealand and is planning to be back in the states in November for a second US run, including a headlining date at The Ryman in his hometown of Nashville. A full list of dates can be found below.

While down under, Justin recorded a cover of the Fleetwood Mac hit, “Dreams” live on FBi Radio. Check out Justin’s take on the classic song.

Absent Fathers Track List
Farther From Me
Why
Least I Got The Blues
Call Ya Momma
Day and Night
Round the Bend
When the One You Love Loses Faith
Slow Monday
Someone Will Pay
Looking For A Place To Land

Justin Townes Earle On Tour:
11/07 Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
11/08 Memphis, TN @ 1884 at Minglewood
11/09 Jackson, MS @ Duling Hall
11/10 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
11/11 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
11/13 New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre
11/14 Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
11/15 Jacksonville, FL @ Colonial Quarters
11/16 Charleston, SC @ Charleston Music Hall
11/17 Charlotte, NC @ Mcglohon Theater
11/19 Birmingham, AL @ Workplay Theatre
11/20 Nashville, TN @ The Ryman
11/21 Atlanta, GA @ Variety
11/22 Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle
11/23 Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre
12/09 Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird
12/10 Evanston, IL @ The Space
12/11 Grand Rapids, MI @ St. Cecilia Music Center

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