The thing about Justin Townes Earle is that he seems like he's stepped straight out of a different generation. Maybe he's from the turn of the last century, or the fifties, but most certainly they don't make guys like him anymore. Everything about Earle, from his overtly polite stage demeanor, to his physical appearance, to his music, evocative of days gone past, recalls a different era.
Last night, Earle made his "network television debut" on David Letterman, performing the title track to his latest album while still giving his latest, fall's Harlem River Blues, a proper push to get it in the ears of people everywhere. I might be biased, as I did list Harlem River Blues as one of my top records of 2010, but the more time that passes since the album's release, the more I feel it necessary that more people hear the album and get exposed to Justin Townes Earle's wonderful music. Plus, ladies, just take one look at Earle. If that ain't a thinkin' girls heartthrob, I don't know what is.
Sadly, I had to miss Earle on Letterman due to the fact that... Television? Well, I don't got one of them. Thanks, however, to technology, that doesn't matter much and within a few hours, Earle's appearance on CBS had made it's way to youtube. Girls? Get swooin'.
Need more Earle in your life? Who doesn't! The fine folks at Daytrotter have you covered with not one but two stellar sessions from Earle! And check out my review of Harlem River Blues for sister site Mezzic while you're at it.