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Aug 122011

Justin Townes EarleHangout Festival / Bonnaroo player Justin Townes Earle popped in the ZEW Lounge for a very fascinating chat and sing-a-long with Lee Ann Waterrs  (don’t worry, it was just Justin singing).

Discussed songwriting (“structure of a song is like a thesis, beginning, middle and an end.”); influences (Townes or Van Zandt?); guestspot alongside his dad on Treme with John Goodman –  New York / New Orleans / Nashville  & Bonnaroo / Hangout, differences; other musicians.


Unfortunately, the first part of the interview got abducted by aliens.
More than a mover of music, Earle appreciates the fashion sense too. He shared a NY place that sells unsold designer clothing etc, of decades past, the Mad Men era.
Speaking of the sbow must have sparked his memory of the place. Asked if those finds translate on stage,… naaa, not really. He always wears by Alabama designer Billy Reed clothes.

Earle recently moved from Nashville to New York, because that’s where his idol Woody Guthrie lived, but he didn’t leave Nashville completely, still has Nashville home that he visits weekly.

That’s all I got for now, thanks JT and the other JT, John Thompson, for coming in.





 August 12, 2011  Posted by on August 12, 2011 Blog, Music News, ZEW Lounge