As part of the AV Club's Undercover series, Justin Townes Earle had his pick of 25 songs to cover—he chose Bruce Springsteen's "Atlantic City." Check it out:
Check out this piece wherein Justin recounts playing with the Band's Levon Helm. That's right LEVON f****** HELM!
Here's a snippet:
Q: "You just played at one of Levon Helm's "Midnight Rambles" at his home in Woodstock, New York. What was it like playing with such a legend of contemporary Southern music? "
A: "I got to sit in Levon Helms parlor and watch football with him before the show, and I got to sing the first verse of "The Weight" with him playing drums. It was one of those nights I will absolutely never forget — definitely the highlight of my career by far. I'm such a Band dork that it was like no one else in that room mattered but Levon Helm. I could have touched him with my elbow while watching him play drums, he was so close to me. It was just one of the coolest things ever."
Read the whole sheband HERE.
Vote now for the Justin as the most stylish! As we say in Chicago, vote early and vote often.
We don't mind him being in the company of Clint Eastwood and Johnny Depp. Hell, even Ichiro is pretty bad ass, but we CANNOT let the likes of Russell Brand, Tom Brady, Ryan Gosling, David Beckham or Pete Doherty beat him out!
Earlier this month, Justin Townes Earle and Dawn Landes stepped into the studio to record "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind." Take a listen to it over at the The Tripwire and then catch JTE and Dawn on tour together this winter.
In other news, JTE has been nominated by GQ Magazine as one of "The Most Stylish 25 Men in the World," but you can vote him THE most stylish man in the world this GQ reader poll. Be sure to pick up the issue on newsstands in February!
Do you like Texas? How about fly fishing? What about our boy Justin Townes Earle?
Then, brother, now's your time to be heard. Justin's 2009 album Midnight at the Movies has been tapped as some of the best fly fishing music of the year. Go here to vote and check the other music that is GUAR-AN-TEED to make them fish JUMP!
Justin Townes Earle will be featured on The Bob Edwards Show this week, airing from 8-9 AM EST on Wednesday 12/9 and then replay on Thursday 12/10 from 9-10 PM EST on SIRIUS Satellite Radio – Channel #196.
Tune in and listen to that smooth smooth Bob voice....
Check out this nice long chat with our boy Justin. He talks about touring with Old Crow, Lucero and even compares Detroit to Braveheart. Bloodshot Rob will get him for that.