Justin Townes Earle – Kids in the Streets

  • May 30, 2017

Justin Townes Earle’s new album Kids in the Streets pays tribute to roots music past, drawing from New Orleans jazz, swing, traditional country, blues and rockabilly while still sounding fresh. The 12-song set was produced by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Rilo Kiley) and marks the first time Earle has worked with an outside producer. Kids in the Streets is a warm, soulful, reflective and uplifting record that finds Earle embracing sobriety, marriage, and impending fatherhood and excited about the future. Album highlights include: the album’s lead single “Champagne Corolla”; the rolling lament “Faded Valentine”; the catchy folk rocker “Maybe a Moment”; the traditional murder ballad “Same Old Stagolee”; and the rave-up “Short Hair Woman.” Earle’s most playful album to date, Kids in the Street is a very satisfying listen and will get heavy rotation on your turntable. Earle is hitting the road to support Kids in the Street with a series of shows in his new hometown of Portland, Oregon, along the other stops along the West Coast and across Europe. – Written by JFelton



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