Justin Townes Earle Comes to Webster Hall

May 15th, 2012

His last name comes from his father and his middle name pays homage to Townes Van Zandt, so it seems Justin Townes Earle was destined to become a musician. He grew up in Nashville, playing music at a young age, but not just country or bluegrass as you might expect. Instead, Earle played in a rock band and also toured with his dad before self-releasing the EP Yuma in 2007. His debut full-length, The Good Life, an interesting mix of bluegrass, country and folk, followed the next year. And then like so many before him, Earle headed to the big city, eventually becoming a denizen of the East Village. Two months ago, the talented Earle (above, playing “Look the Other Way” on Late Show with David Letterman) put out his fifth LP, the aptly titled Nothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now, and you can see him live on Thursday at Webster Hall.