Hear Steve Earle Cowl Justin Townes Earle's "Harlem River Blues"

Steve Earle & The Dukes have shared the first offering of their new album, which features songs written by Earle's son, the late Justin Townes Earle. J.T. is on January 4th, the 39th birthday of Justin Townes Earle. Listen to the Steve Harle & the Dukes cover of Harlem River Blues below (via New West Records).

"The record is called J.T. because Justin was never called anything else until he was almost an adult. Well when he was little I called him a cowboy, "Steve Earle said in a statement. “Good or bad, right or wrong, I loved Justin Townes Earle more than anything else on earth. Other than that, I made this record like every other record I've ever made … for myself. That was the only way I could say goodbye. "

All of the artist's advances and royalties go to Etta St. James Earle, the late songwriter's daughter. Justin Townes Earle died in August at the age of 38. His last album, The Saint of Lost Causes, was released in 2019.

Read “Justin Townes Earle Could Write a Helluva Song: Where Do I Start?” On the square.


01 I don't care
02 I'm not happy I'm leaving
03 Maria
04 Far away in another city
05 You killed John Henry
06 Turn off my lights
07 Lone Pine Hill
08 Corolla champagne
09 The Saint of Lost Causes
10 Harlem River Blues
11 final words

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Steve Earle & The Dukes: J.T.

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