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When: 7.30pm on Saturday 1 September 2012
Where: The Brudenell Social Club, 33 Queen’s Road, Headingley, Leeds LS6 1NY

We’re delighted to be returning to the Brudenell, this time with Justin Townes Earle!

It’s been a long, occasionally turbulent ride for Justin Townes Earle. Stepping out of his family shadow with the release of his debut solo EP, Yuma, in 2007, Justin has risen to the top of his game in a flash. Taking influence from classic, traditional musical forms as much as edgier contemporary artistry, his fourth full length release Nothing’s Going To Change The Way I Feel About You Now, released on Bloodshot Records in March, is as perfect a roots album as there is.

For an artist whose list of influences runs the gamut from Randy Newman to Woody Guthrie, Chet Baker to the Replacements, and Phil Ochs to Bruce Springsteen, categories are useless. For his latest, Justin’s understandable love of the country-soul leaving the Stax and Muscle Shoals studios in the sixties and seventies, is there for all to hear. Is it country? Is it soul? What is the difference? Recorded completely live in an old church in Asheville, NC, in only four days, Earle’s created a masterpiece.

Justin Townes Earle is a stunning live performer; you’ll know, if you’ve seen him play, that there’s no need to over complicate things when you’re recording such a talent. Just let him get on with it. Justin will not be performing in venues of this scale for much longer, so take the opportunity while it’s there, it doesn’t get much better.

Justin Townes Earle has headlined New York’s Carnegie Hall and legendary venues Beacon Theatre and Bowery Ballroom, the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, toured with the Felice Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Gillian Welch and David Rawlings and last year took the Song Of The Year Award at the Americana Music Awards.

‘An album of melancholy and heartbreak that’s at its best when the songs fall between all-out country rock ballads and bare bones ballads’ – Mojo

‘It’s his best work yet and does a great deal more to solidify his growing reputation as one of America’s premier songwriters’ – Under The Radar

Support comes from Hey! Manchester favourite Gabriel Minnikin, plus York’s Boss Caine.

This show is a co-promotion with Please Please You.

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