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Single Mothers

Justin Townes EarleAudio CD
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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 ... Read more in Amazon's Justin Townes Earle Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 9, 2014)
  • Original Release Date: 2014
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Vagrant Records
  • ASIN: B00LWLZRYK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #165 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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After two and a half years since his last release, Justin Townes Earle is back and pleased to announce 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. The companion piece, Absent Fathers, will be released in January
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.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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Justin Towne's Earle's father, Steve Earle, made a career out of writing about hard-luck hillbillies, men who've come to a crossroads in their lives, politically and economically. Earle (Jr.) has followed a similar career path, except he tackles the emotional roadblocks faced by the pre-millennial generation.

All of his albums tend to focus around this theme; HARLEM RIVER BLUES remains his best (I'd rank it as one of the best overall albums of the past 20 years, but that's my opinion), but SINGLE MOTHERS is a welcome entry into his cannon. Per usual, Earle sings about the different spectrums of commitment, this time set against bluesy/rock melodies. All of the songs are strong, though some have a few weak points shining through ("Worried About the Weather," for example, revolves around a rather weak pun). Still, this is an album to listen to while you sit back, sip some cheap wine (or maybe an imported beer), and smoke a couple cigarettes. In other words: it's exactly what you expect from Justin Townes Earle. Solid songcraft, relatable and poetic lyrics, and a pervasive atmosphere that ultimately comes across as optimistic, no matter how sad it tries to seem.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This album easily passes the September 19, 2014
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This album easily passes the, "sit down and listen the whole way through" test for me. I have a vinyl copy and both the sound quality and mastering are superb. I mention it because it is not always a given today. The standout tracks in my opinion are Today and a Lonely Night, It's Cold in this House, White Gardenias, Worried about the Weather, and Single Mothers. Today and a Lonely Night is a real gem and a great display of his standout songwriting ability. JTE is one of the few artists today who in my opinion understands that less can be more. I love the album and definitely recommend spending a little of your hard earned cash on it. Now, let me finish off this short review as any proper JTE review must; Steve Earle, drugs, record label issues, Steve Earl, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earl, I miss "Yuma" and/or "The Good Life", Steve Earle.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Single Mothers. September 29, 2014
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Wow! I didn't think it could get any better. I love it. Recommend. Favorites off this one include "Single Mothers", "Picture in a Drawer" and "White Gardenias," just to name a few.
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5.0 out of 5 stars real music September 21, 2014
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JTE is a great american musical voice. Highly recommend all of his music - may not be what you're expecting if you watch american Idol, but it'll grow on you the way real music should.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars September 22, 2014
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I can sit and listen to JTE all day. I only wish this album was longer.
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