Compared to the much-lauded Midnight at the Movies, Harlem River Blues is more mature and increasingly nuanced, while still embracing the raw voice and clean sound of previous standout tracks like 'Mama's Eyes.' Harlem River Blues kicks off hot with the title track's choir of backing singers and electric guitar, slow dances through a decrepit tenement on 'One More Night in Brooklyn,' and swings à la Jerry Lee Lewis on 'Move Over Mama.' With percussive guitar, killer standup bass lines by Bryn Davies and a guest appearance from Jason Isbell, this record hums along like a 6 train jumpin' the tracks and heading straight for the Tennessee state line.
- 1. Harlem River Blues
- 2. One More Night In Brooklyn
- 3. Move Over Mama
- 4. Working For The MTA
- 5. Wanderin'
- 6. Slippin' And Slidin'
- 7. Christchurch Woman
- 8. Learning To Cry
- 9. Ain't Waitin'
- 10. Rogers Park
- 11. Harlem River Blues (Reprise)
Apr 13Columbia, SC, US River Rocks Festival 2019
Apr 14Jacksonville, FL, US Justin Townes Earle with Folk Is People at Murray Hill Theatre
Jun 21Tunbridge Wells, UK Black Deer Festival 2019
- Justin Townes Earle Nothing's Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now (Bloodshot)
- Justin Townes Earle Kids In The Street (New West)