Was saddened last night to hear of the passing of singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle. His father Steve Earle is on my Mount Rushmore of music artists and I have also followed Justin’s career from his first album. He was quite a songwriter himself. Imagine at birth carrying the last name of Earle and the middle name of another great songwriter- Townes Van Zandt. Justin had battled addiction since his teenage years. Thirty-eight is much too young.
Justin released eight albums from his debut in 2008 until his final album last year. My favorite songs of his- is from my favorite album of his- the title track from Harlem River Blues- released in 2010.