At 28 years of age, Justin Townes Earle has already put out four albums, has the stage presence of the most confident artists and the baritone voice of a man who has lived many more years than he actually has. In fact, the stories of his life would indeed suggest he has added a few years to his frame.
Justin Townes Earle just won the Americana Music Award's song of the year for 2011 for his standout number, Harlem River Blues. We've already featured his live performance of this song on the David Letterman Show. That live performance substantiates everything I've already said about him.
Today's SoTW comes from JTE's second disc, The Good Life. The song is called Hard Livin' and it is a fun romp of a song. Deft acoustic guitar work, fiddle and a great melody propel this song along nicely.
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