Live from T5 (JetBlue Edition)

August 3rd, 2009
live from T5

As if JetBlue’s new Terminal Five at JFK airport isn’t already travel-friendly enough with its abundance of stores and restaurants (and security lanes), now, with the help of our friends at Superfly Productions, the airline is offering a Friday concert series of burgeoning musicians—plus bands chosen by vote—called Live from T5. And while it’s a surprising sensation at first, emerging from security to the sounds of live music is a welcoming feeling.

Justin Townes Earle, whose second album, Midnight at the Movies, came out earlier this year, performed onstage in the middle of the airy marketplace. He played two short sets, mixing passionate originals with a few cover tunes. And judging by the dancing moms and daughters, the smiling, nodding passersby and the woman up front singing along, Justin Townes Earle was a winning addition to their travel experience.