Justin Townes Earle
Saturday, July 27, 2013
“Justin Townes Earle writes songs that appeal to the uncontrollable parts of me. He’s unafraid to shed light on his mistakes, unwilling to remove himself from his narratives, and unburdened by the constraints of outside expectations. His performances transport the audience back to a time when singers dressed their best, comfortably aware that folks laid down their hard-earned money to see a “show.” He always delivers.
Most importantly, Justin’s songs and performances put the listener in a place that is uniquely his own. This isn’t a retro act. It’s a smart, witty, charismatic man being dangerously honest with a crowd of true listeners. I’m excited to know he’ll be at Newport this year because I’ll be there, too. I love a chance to see him do his thing. I may be biased; Justin and I are good friends. Still, I doubt we’d be so close if I wasn’t such a fan of his music.”
– Jason Isbell
musician and fellow 2013 Newport Folk artist
Artists and schedule are subject to change.