Music reviews and other tales from a fun lovin', hard working, free lance journalist/insurance expert, Fred Adams
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Justin Townes Earle Announces New Tour Dates with Wanda Jackson and Jason Isbell
"Slippin' and Slidin'" is the first official music video from Justin Townes Earle's acclaimed album Harlem River Blues. Shot and directed by joshua black wilkins (www.joshuablackwilkins.com), the footage provides an intimate look at Earle's adopted hometown, New York City. Paste Magazine is premiering the video HERE.
Appropriately, Earle will headline a free-show in Brooklyn's ProspectPark this Thursday, June 30th as part of the Celebrate Brooklyn! series. Additional tour dates - including newly announced west coast shows with Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit and Caitlin Rose - are listed below.
06.30.11 / Brooklyn, NY / Prospect Park Bandshell (free show)
07.03.11 / Roskilde, Denmark / Roskilde Festival
07.15.11 / Vancouver, BC / Vancouver Folk Music Festival
07.16.11 / Vancouver, BC / Vancouver Folk Music Festival
07.20.11 / UK, Milton, Keynes / The Stables
07.22.11 / UK, Perth / Southern Fried Festival
07.23.11 / UK, Gateshead / The Summertyme Americana Festival
07.24.11 / UK, Oxfordshire / Truck Festival
07.26.11 / UK, York / The Duchess
07.27.11 / UK, Sheffield / The Greystones
07.29.11 / UK, Cambridge / Cambridge Folk Festival
07.31.11 / Newport, RI / Newport Folk Festival
08.06.11 / Apple Valley, MN / Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater @
08.11.11 / Birmingham, AL / Sirote Theatre at AlysStephensCenter
08.12.11 / Mobile, AL / Saenger Theater *
08.18.11 / Pittsburgh, PA / Mr Smalls Theater %
08.19.11 / Schwenksville, PA / The Philadelphia Folk Festival
08.20.11 / Alexandria, VA / The Birchmere %
08.22.11 / Northampton, MA / IronHorseMusic Hall %
08.23.11 / Portland, ME / PortCityMusic Hall %
08.25.11 / Ottawa, ON / Ottawa Folk Festival
08.26.11 / Toronto, ON / Horseshoe Tavern %
08.27.11 / Detroit, MI / The Magic Stick %
08.29.11 / Columbus, OH / The Rumba Cafe %
08.30.11 / Louisville, KY / Headliners %
09.16.11 / Bristol, TN / Rhythm & Roots Festival
09.28.11 / Los Angeles, CA / The Music Box * $
10.05.11 / Portland, OR / Aladdin Theater * $
10.07.11 / Seattle, WA / Showbox * $
@ w/ Wanda Jackson
% w/ Shovels & Rope
*co-headline w/ Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
$ w/ support from Caitlin Rose
Earle is part of an all-star cast of contributors who appear on the Buddy Holly tribute album, Rave On (released on June 28 through Fantasy Records/Concord Music Group). Other artists on the compilation include The Black Keys, Cee Lo, Paul McCartney, JTE labelmates Detroit Cobras, and many others. You can find purchase links and more information HERE.
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