Justin Townes Earle's "Look the Other Way" is a decidedly funky evocation of misery. Joshua Black Wilkins hide caption

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Song Of The Day

Justin Townes Earle: Tear For Tear, Without Peer

Earle's "Look the Other Way" is a funky evocation of misery — blues for driving with the top down.

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Justin Townes Earle's latest release highlights his strength as a captivating storyteller. Joshua Black Wilkins /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Justin Townes Earle On World Cafe

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Listen to the singer perform his Memphis-inspired songs full of captivating storytelling.

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Justin Townes Earle performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival. Shantel Mitchell for NPR hide caption

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Newport Folk Festival

Justin Townes Earle: Newport Folk 2011

The young singer explores the sounds of gospel and stark folk music in a concert from Newport.

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Justin Townes Earle and Laura Boosinger perform on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser hide caption

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Justin Townes Earle recently performed songs from his latest record Harlem River Blues on World Cafe. Joshua Black Wilkins hide caption

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