New Tunes & A Tour From Justin Townes Earle

Just in time for Father’s Day, Justin Townes Earle has announced a title and release date for his new studio album – Single Mothers. The singer/songwriter will be supporting his fifth LP with a North American outing that includes new September and October headline dates.

Single Mothers is due out Sept. 9 as Earle’s first album on Vagrant Records. A post on his website, which notes that JTE “writes from a point of maturity and content we’ve not seen before on past records,” describes the collection of ten tracks as “an album that’s raw, honest and personal in a way he hasn’t touched upon since his debut EP, Yuma.”  

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Gentlemen Of The Road Stopovers, Francis Field, Saint Augustine, Fla.

The album’s title is apparently a nod to his own upbringing. Although he’s known as the son of singer/songwriter/producer Steve Earle, JTE was raised by a single mother.  

JTE has found a new sense of clarity, which can be attributed to his recent marriage and sobriety.

“One day I just realized it’s not cool to die young, and it’s even less cool to die after 30,” Earle said.

Here’s where you can find Earle on the road:

June 20 – Aurora, Ill., Two Brothers Brewing Co. (Two Brothers Summer Festival)         
July 2 – Portsmouth, N.H., Prescott Park (Prescott Park Arts Festival)       
July 3 – Bethlehem, N.H., Colonial Theatre 
July 5 – Kingston, N.Y., BSP Lounge         
July 18 – Whites Creek, Tenn., The Woods At Fontanel (Appearing with Dwight Yoakam)
July 20 – Ferndale, Mich., Downtown Ferndale (Pig & Whiskey)
July 23 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Imperial     
July 25 – Edmonton, Alberta, Heritage Amphitheatre (Interstellar Rodeo)
July 26 – Bengough, Saskatchewan, Bengough Park (Gateway Festival)
Sept. 5 – Chattanooga, Tenn., Track 29
Sept. 7 – Columbus, Ohio, The Bluestone    
Sept. 9 – New York, N.Y., Stage 48
Sept. 10 – Boston, Mass., Royale Nightclub Boston
Sept. 11 – Ardmore, Pa., The Ardmore Music Hall  
Sept. 12 – Rocky Mount, Va., Harvester Performance Center
Sept. 13 – Durham, N.C., Carolina Theatre   
Sept. 14 – Charlottesville, Va., Jefferson Theater
Sept. 16 – Alexandria, Va., The Birchmere
Sept. 17 – Alexandria, Va., The Birchmere
Sept. 18 – Millvale, Pa., Mr. Small’s Theatre
Sept. 19 – Rochester, N.Y., Water Street Music Hall
Sept. 24 – Madison, Wis., Barrymore Theatre
Sept. 25 – Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue
Sept. 27 – Boulder, Colo., Fox Theatre
Sept. 28 – Salt Lake City, Utah, The State Room    
Sept. 30 – Portland, Ore., Wonder Ballroom
Oct. 1 – Seattle, Wash., The Neptune
Oct. 5 – Napa, Calif., City Winery Napa
Oct. 6 – Los Angeles, Calif., El Rey Theatre
Oct. 7 – Solana Beach, Calif., Belly Up Tavern

Tickets are on sale now.

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