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)
Aug 23Auckland, New Zealand Justin Townes Earle at Tuning Fork, Spark Arena
Aug 24Christchurch, New Zealand Justin Townes Earle at Cassels Blue Smoke
Aug 25Wellington, New Zealand Justin Townes Earle at San Fran
Aug 31Castlemaine, VIC, Australia Justin Townes Earle with Fraser A. Gorman at Theatre Royal
Sep 01Hobart, TAS, Australia Justin Townes Earle at Franklin Bar & Restaurant
Sep 04Sydney, NSW, Australia Justin Townes Earle at Lansdowne Hotel
Sep 06Hindmarsh, SA, Australia Justin Townes Earle with Ricky Albeck and the Belair Line Band at Main Room, The Gov
Sep 07Scarborough, WA, Australia Justin Townes Earle at Indian Ocean Hotel
Sep 08North Fremantle, WA, Australia Justin Townes Earle at Mojo's Bar
Sep 14Eumundi, QLD, Australia Justin Townes Earle at Imperial Hotel
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