Having migrated from his birthplace, Nashville, to New York City, the critically acclaimed folk-rock singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle (who was named after Texas singer-songwriter legend Townes van Zandt) pairs the sage wisdom of Americana music with themes that relate to life in the Big Apple as well as his recent marriage and newfound sobriety. Earle will perform on Monday, August 10 at Club Helsinki in Hudson at 8 p.m.
Earle directly confronts the legacy handed down to him by his father, Steve Earle, on the poignant song, “Mama’s Eyes,” on his album, Midnight at the Movies, when he sings, “I am my father’s son/I’ve never known when to shut up/I ain’t fooling no one/I am my father’s son.” His most recent albums, Single Mothers and Absent Fathers, have deepened the autobiographical nature of his work.
Tickets are $25 and available at https://www.helsinkihudson.com. Club Helsinki is located 405 Columbia Street in Hudson.