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From his album "The Journey'" about the Holy Town of Invergordon. (Oh I Believe In You Believe In Me) 
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Okay; so this is my first post here on Flyinshoes Review and I'm a little nervous about commiting my thoughts and opinions to digital paper, so to speak. I have recentlydownloaded (only my second ever digital purchase!) Justin Townes Earle's third and most recent album, Nothing's Gonna Change the way You Feel About Me Now after a friend recommended him to me. Are there any fans here among us? I know there is a back catalogue that I have yet to hear and so my impression might not yet be completely accurate, but gee, he is good!

Justin Townes Earle, son of Steve Earle, must have been under some amount of pressure as all musical children of successful artists are, but I admire his seemingly uninhibited approach to songwriting and delivery. Clearly , some of the hang-ups of his lineage feature in his song subjects, particularly in the opening track of this LP, Am I that Lonely Tonight?, but you get the sense that this baggage does not influence his style and essence any more than any other musician who grew up immersed in music at home without the notoriety. I have since discovering him, read up a little on Justin Townes Earle's history and rocky relationship with his legendary father and I am impressed by the fact that after being booted out of his dad's band due to his, shall we say, unreliable lifestyle, only to then go it alone and develop himself into a unique artist.

This latest album, Nothing's Gonna Change the way You Feel About Me Now, demonstrates Earle's seemingly effortless songwriting abilities and how a down-on-luck back story is always a great ingredient for beautiful creativity. My exposure to the wealth of Americana music that exists is shamefully limited at present and so I find it difficult to draw comparisons or give any points of reference, but I can say with confidence that Earle is a legitimate performer in his own right who will no doubt become a leading representative of his genre. On this latest release, he has incorporated some lively Soul into some of his tunes which adds colour and uptempo which  complements his more sullen style of writing.

If you haven't already discovered his music, I strongly suggest that you track some down. If you are familiar with Justin Townes Earle, then please share your thoughts and enthusiasm. I haven't stopped listening to this album since I bought it. Happy listening all!

Stand out tracks (my personal opinion only):

* Am I that Lonely Tonight?

*Memphis in the Rain

*Unfortunately, Anna

A little collage of Earle in the studio and talking about recording...

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December 2018
1
Malford Milligan
75 pts.
Life Will Humble You
Royal Family Records
JF,FB
2
JD McPherson
61 pts.
Socks
New West Records
CVL,DHO,MVP,MB
3
Rosanne Cash
50 pts.
She Remembers Everything
Blue Note Records
WR,BP,JSM,HB
4
Ad Vanderveen
45 pts.
I Was Hank William
Blue Rose Records
TK,LM,BM,JB
5
John Hiatt
44 pts.
The Eclipse Sessions
New West
FC
6
The Yearlings
41 pts.
Skywriting
Lonely Sounds Records
EZ
7
Tip Jar
40 pts.
Onward
Independent
FS
8
Nathan Bell
39 pts.
Loves Bones & Stars
Angry Stick Recording Co.
RB,SZ,PG
9
The Brother Brothers
38 pts.
Some People I Know
Compass Records
BK
10
Richard Dobson
30 pts.
I Hear Singing
Brambus Records
JS,NC
11
Steve Forbert
29 pts.
The Magic Tree
Blue Rose Music
PR
12
J.P. Harris
28 pts.
Sometimes Dogs Bark At Nothing
Free Dirt Records
TJ
13
The Bottle Rockets
24 pts.
Bit Logic
Bloodshot Records
GS,PKO
14
Rodney Crowell
23 pts.
Christmas Everywhere
New West
 
15
Christian Kjellvander
22 pts.
Wild Hxmans
Tapete
 
16
Erin Costelo
21 pts.
Sweet Marie
Compass Records
PJ
17
Colter Wall
20 pts.
Songs of the Plains
Young Mary's Record
 
18
The Hillbenders
19 pts.
The Hillbenders
Compass Records
FH
19
Eric Bibb
18 pts.
Global Griot
Stony Plain
 
 
Karine Polwart
18 pts.
Laws of Motion
Hudson Records
HH,KG
21
Carson McHone
17 pts.
Carousel
Nine Mile Records
 
 
Malcolm Holcombe
17 pts.
Come Hell Or High Water
Gypsy Eyes Music
MF
23
Ben Bedford
16 pts.
The Hermit's Spyglass
Cavalier Recordings
SP
 
Craig Moreau
16 pts.
A Different Kind Of Train
Independent
MP
 
David Olney
16 pts.
This Side Or The Other
Black Hen Music

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