Justin Townes Earle bears the formidable weight two famous names, and one of them ain’t Justin. The son of Steve Earle and namesake of the currently bigger-than-Elvis Townes van Zandt, Mr. Earle’s career as a Bardic American troubadour has been somewhat polarizing, and has positioned the prolific writer at the center of a lot of heated discussions about the nature of authenticity. Be that as it may, Earle forges ahead with a successful career, never minding the bollocks.
With Joshua Hedley in support, Justin Townes Earle plays at Club Helsinki in Hudson on Sunday, November 19 at 8 p.m. Ticket prices range from $25 to $35. For more information, visit www.helsinkihudson.com. Club Helsinki is located at 405 Columbia Street in Hudson.