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Justin Townes Earle


Justin Townes Earle has signed on to do four stopovers on the Mumford & Sons "Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers."

Others appearing include Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Alabama Shakes, Old Crow Medicine Show, the Walkmen, Phosphorescent and many more.

Join the fun and JTE at these spectacular events.  For more info go HERE


We are pleased to announce that a very special guest, The Wallflowers, will be appearing with Justin Townes Earle this Saturday night (November 10th) at The Capitol Theatre in PORT CHESTER NY on a bill that already includes Tift Merritt.

All profits from ticket sales will be donated to the American Red Cross to support their relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy victims. The Bowery Presents and The Capitol Theatre are proud to be a part of this effort to raise money to help those who need it the most.

Bloodshot + Rolling Stone

A confluence of Rolling Stone content and BS artists today.

First, HERE'S a piece on Justin Townes Earle producing Wanda Jackson's new album Unfinished Business, which was released yesterday.  We here at BS are no strangers to the majesty that is WANDA.  Why, we even put together a tribute record to her.

Second, Jack White debuted his new video "I'm Shakin" on Rolling  See it HERE. Our own Maggie Bjorklund is on pedal steel (you don't see much of her, but she pops up here and there---like at 2:23).   The song is an old Little Willie John tune that Bloodshot Rob was first hipped to by the Blasters.  Check that out HERE.

And, if you wanna play the Kevin Bacon Degrees of Separation game, Little Willie John (who also wrote "Fever") also came up with the scorcher "Leave My Kitten Alone" that our own Detroit Cobras covered on their Tied & True album


Bloodshot July News Roundup

• We're pleased to announce that Lydia Loveless will be a featured guest and performer on the nationally-syndicated rock-n-roll talk show, Sound Opinions. The episode starts airing on Friday, July 27 -- but go to the Sound Opinions website to see when it will air on your local station that weekend. (UPDATE: Listen to it here!)

Justin Townes Earle will curate two evenings of music entitled "In the Spirit of Woody Guthrie" on October 26th and 27th at Pace University / Pace Presents Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts in New York, NY. Marking Guthrie's centennial celebration, the nights will also feature music from Joe Pug, The Low Anthem and John McCauley of Deer Tick. For ticket information, visit the Pace online box office.

The final album from rockabilly legend Janis Martin will finally get its audience, thanks in part to our own rockabilly filly, Rosie Flores. Rosie is also currently writing to follow up to her Bloodshot debut, Girl of the Century.

Whitey Morgan and the 78s are pounding the hot pavement this summer, and gathering some great press, including this solid review from the Washington Post and this feature from Creative Loafing.


Rockabilly icon and personal hero of ours Wanda Jackson (who we love so much, we did a tribute album of her music) is back in the studio with Justin Townes Earle producing.  The album will be out in October on Sugar Hill Records.

As JTE tells it, he encouraged her to return to her roots.

"From day one I really liked Justin's idea to take me back to my roots and make a record of country, blues, and rockabilly songs," Jackson tells Rolling Stone. "The band was extra tight and great to work with during the whole process. The record just sounds terrific and I'm hoping that my fans enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it."

Rolling Stone posted this video from the studio in Nashville with some snippets of the new songs.  Watch it HERE.

JTE goes to Dallas (the TV show)!

So, the folks at TNT have rebooted the 80s soap opera DALLAS—which is apparently a big deal to a lot of people (I was too young to know what was going on when the show was originally on air, the only DALLAS reference I know is the Simpson's "Who Shot Mr Burns?" story arc). Anyway, whether you were a fan of the original or not, you should at least check out the first episode, which features three—yes, three!—Justin Townes Earle songs, "Far Away in Another Town," "Midnight at the Movies," and "The Good Life."

You can watch the pilot episode in its entirety below:


The American Music Association announced their 2012 nominees.

Our boy, Justin Townes Earle, is up for Artist of the Year!  Woo hoo!

We are going to party like it's the People's Choice Awards!

HERE'S the complete list of categories and nominees.


On Record Store Day April 2012, we released two singles---by Lydia Loveless and Justin Townes Earle--- exclusively for independent retailers.  Well, they disappeared super fast, but we've got about 100 or so of each we can now offer to you directly.

And so we will, but act fast...cuz after this, they be gone gone gone.

Then you'll have to shell out $40 to buy one on eBay from some dude who bought them all up that morning...

Justin Townes Earle gets NPR luv x 2!

Justin Townes Earle is currently wowing audiences while touring Down Under, but that isn't stopping him from entertaining us in the US while half a world away—JTE was recently named NPR's Song of the Day for "Look The Other Way," off his new album, Nothing's Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now. Earlier last week, Justin's recently recorded World Cafe Live performance was broadcast via NPR stations across the country—if you missed it, the archive is available online.


The results are in!

For it's release week, Justin Townes Earle's newest album Nothing's Gonna Change... was the #1 Vinyl release and #2 CD release at AIMS Coalition independent retailers.

Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen!

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And remember, JTE will be releasing a limited edition 7" for Record Store Day