Justin Townes Earle + support: Jesper Lindell

Justin Townes Earle + support: Jesper Lindell

Arrangör Woody West Lördagsklubb
Datum 17 juni 2017
Insläpp 21.00
Pris 200kr
Åldersgräns 20 år (18 år vid förköp)
Plats Stora Klubben
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Unge herr Justin Townes Earle är redan efter ca 10 år en ärrad veteran, en av den unga alternativa East Nashvillescenens främsta pionjärer och en av de artister som personifierar den nya neo-outlaw-countryn (se dokumentären ”Country Roads – Äkta Country” på SVT Play). En fullkomligt orädd rebell som kompromisslöst låtit sin vision av geniunt låtskrivande och djupa tro på country, blues och gospelmusikens grunder för skapandet av musik leda honom genom ett ofta rotlöst och utsatt liv där han alltid valt samhällets skuggiga sidor, bakgator och alternativa scener för att hitta det som känts äkta, personligt och på riktigt. 

Till kommande albumet ”Kids In The Street” och första släppet via americanalabeln New West (Nikki Lane, Daniel Romano, Robert Ellis) har den unge Earle lämnat Nashville, lämnat tryggheten och gett sig ut på nya äventyr. Nyinflyttad till Portland, Oregeon, nygift och på nytt skivbolag är plattan inspelad med ett nytt gäng musiker under ledning av superproducenten Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Jenny Lewis, First Aid Kit, M.Ward). Första singeln ”Champagne Corolla” spritter av spelglädje på att album där sånger som ”Maybe a Moment”, "Faded Valentine” sticker ut tillsammans titelspåret och den outlaw-bluesiga ”Stagalee” samt en bonuscover på Paul Simon’s ”Graceland” vilken visar på låtens botten i gospel/blues som alltid funnits där. 

"It's the first time that I've worked outside of my usual umbrella of people to make a record," Earle explains, adding, "In Nashville, if you have the right connections, it'll spoil the shit out of you, because you've got access to the best musicians in the world and the best studios in the world. If you had told me when I started making records, that I wasn't gonna make every record in Nashville, I would have told you you were crazy. And if you'd told me that I'd end up making a record in Omaha, I'd tell you you were out of your freaking mind.

"I brought Paul Niehaus, who's been my guitar and steel player for about seven years, with me, but otherwise I used all local players," Earle says of the Kids in the Street sessions. "There was a part of me that was not completely comfortable with using musicians I'd never heard of, but overall it was a positive thing to get out of my comfort zone. Normally I like to stick with my people; I've had the same engineer on every record, and the same photographer for every publicity picture. So it was a bit of a challenge to put my trust in someone who captures sound in a different way. But it worked out really well.

"Mike has a great sensibility about him, and there's something really serious about the way he does it, but at the same time there's a lightheartedness in the way that he crafts music. It required some sitting back on my part, which took some effort, but it turned out to be great. We did all of the vocals and basic tracks live, which almost nobody does these days, but that's the way I like to work because it keeps it organic." – Justin Townes Earle