The JTE chilling under what could be mistaken for (but certainly is not) a dilapidated New Bedford overpass. He’ll be right at home. Photo (c) Joshua Black Wilkins.

The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA. Mon. 5-21-18, Doors 7pm, Show 8pm. $25 adv., $30 Day of show.

The Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA. Fri. 5-25-18. Doors 7pm, Show 8pm. $35 adv., $40 Day of show.

Space Ballroom, Hamden, CT. Sat. 5-26-18. Doors 7pm, Show 8pm. $27.50-$30.

NOTE: Lilly Hiatt opens; VIP tickets available all three dates.

 

Question: this folkie singer-songwriter is reminiscent of a spry James Taylor; he also has a lucky seven full-lengths to his name, hit the Newport Folk Festival in 2011, and looks good in a Portuguese flat cap. That last one is obviously the clincher here, but if you didn’t catch on or read our post title, we’re talking about Nashville-native Justin Townes Earle, whose 2017 Kids in the Street is a charming, confident ode to the vanishing working-class neighborhoods in his birth city. Earle’s latest full-length includes a little ditty by one Paul Simon, “Graceland” if maybe you’ve heard of it, which we’re especially looking forward to seeing on his tour.

Earley on (sic – get it?) Earle toured with the amazing, incredible, we cannot emphasize how genuine and brilliant Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings, and yes, they are a great mesh-together of guitar-picking country hearts. While we would’ve loved to catch Earle earlier, as a budding songwriter, we have yet to become unstuck in time, and suggest the next best (and still fantastic) thing: catch him now on his few dates in New England. There is no chance of disappointment here.

He’s coming quick, next week even, so be sure to get a couple tickets (one for you, one for a chill folk friend) so you two can get reacquainted with your inner disillusioned working-class folk aficionado.

-Mgmt.

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