BARTER THEATRE / January 7, 2017 / Tickets $25
Once compared to a man who wears many suits, in thirty-two short years Justin Townes Earle has experienced more than most, both personally and professionally.
Between releasing four full-length-critically-acclaimed albums, constant touring, multiple stints in rehab, a new found sobriety, 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. “Absent Fathers,” his fifth album (and first ever on Vagrant Records) serves as the perfect platform for such narrations. 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 states as he reflects on a life past and his newly found clarity. What he’s created is material that’s raw, honest and personal in a way he hasn’t touched upon since his debut EP, Yuma.
Special guests If Birds Could Fly Hailing from East Tennesee, Brittany & Andrew Carter make beautiful folk/Americana music together. Brittany’s haunting voice blends well with the harmonies Andrew offers, and together they pack in tight instrumentation, percussion and original lyrics.
Discount ticket packages are available for individual weekends, or for the entire series. Packages only available through Barter Theatre’s box office at (276) 628-3991.