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Justin Townes Earle On World Cafe

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Justin Townes Earle: Tiny Desk Concert

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Justin Townes Earle's new album, Single Mothers, comes out Sept. 9. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Single Mothers

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Justin Townes Earle On Mountain Stage

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Justin Townes Earle, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013

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Justin Townes Earle On Mountain Stage

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

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Look the Other Way

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

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Justin Townes Earle: Newport Folk 2011

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Justin Townes Earle And Laura Boosinger On Mountain Stage

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