Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Younger Earle makes McGlohon debut, produces Jackson
My love of his dad's music is no secret (you can read my review of the elder Earle's latest Charlotte show here), but it's rare that a second or third generation artist displays the musical or writing chops of his or her parent. The prolific Justin Townes Earle is doing that while charting a career that's completely different than his father's while still hovering in that broad genre that is "Americana."
Earle recently produced the upcoming Wanda Jackson album. It marks Earle's debut as a producer and the legendary female singer/guitarist's 31st album. Her last was produced by Jack White. The album titled "Unfinished Business" will feature a duet between Jackson and Earle. There's a making of video at "Rolling Stone" online now.
Carolinian Tift Merritt serves as the opening act on the November leg of Earle's tour, which ends in Charlotte. Earle's latest album "Nothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now" was released in March. Keep an eye on www.blumenthalarts.com and www.maxxmusic.com for ticket information.
(Photo by Joshua Black Wilkins courtesy of Bloodshot Records)
Posted by Courtney Devores at 4:23 PM