Sunday, April 12, 2009
Justin Townes Earle's Midnight at the Movies is one of the best records I'v heard this year. It's a contender for album of the year. Yes, it's that good. Listening to it (and his fantastic debut The Good Life) has made me check out his live show. Hopefully there will be an Irish appearance sometime. Please, pretty please.
Archive.org has a good few of his shows from last year available for free download, and from what I've listened to, the best of them is from the 14th of December at the Cactus Cafe.
Two songs to give you a treat of what you're in for are 'Ghost of Virginia' and his cover of the Replacements' 'Can't Hardly Wait', which he makes sound like a standard.
Justin Townes Earle - 'Ghost of Virginia'
Justin Townes Earle - 'Can't Hardly Wait'
Download the show in full here: