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  1. The Ghost of Virginia [MP3]
  2. You Can't Leave
  3. Yuma
  4. I Don't Care
  5. Let The Waters Rise
  6. A Desolate Angels Blues


A special RECORD STORE DAY 2013 RELEASE: the first-ever vinyl pressing of Justin Townes Earle's debut EP 'Yuma.' It's limited to 1,000 copies and pressed on 10 " gold vinyl--it includes a digital download with the album, as well as tracks from his previous releases on BS, just in case you're not hip to JTE already.

Justin Townes Earle Yuma 10" Vinyl EP

BS 153V 2013

Originally self-released by Justin so he would have something to sell on the road, we re-issued it in 2008 so that more folks will be able to hear a young songwriter honing his craft and getting his Guthrie on. 6 songs, and it's just him, a guitar, some mandolin and harmonica.

"A strummy twang informs the gospellish “Absolute Angels Blues,” while the upbeat country-folk of “You Can’t Leave” finds Earle simultaneously cajoling and pleading with a woman in a voice that’s rich with vulnerability and suggestion. The surname 'Earle' may or may not impress you. But as the title track’s tragedy unfolds—it’s about a 23-year old who leaps off a building ('It wasn’t so much the girl/Guess it was the booze and the dope/And the way he took the weight of the world/Up upon his shoulders')—and Earle’s storytelling gifts become apparent, his middle name takes on a striking resonance, too. Bottom line: You won’t need a molecular biologist to help you spot this young man’s musical DNA." —Harp Magazine