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 20Pensacola, FL, US Justin Townes Earle at Vinyl Music Hall
Aug 21Jacksonville, FL, US Justin Townes Earle with Sunriver at Jack Rabbits
Aug 22Winter Park, FL, US Justin Townes Earle at Dexter's New Standard
Dec 06Tampa, FL, US Brian Fallon, Justin Townes Earle, and Worriers at The Ritz Ybor
Mar 13Charlotte, NC, US Brian Fallon and Justin Townes Earle at The Underground
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- Justin Townes Earle The Saint Of Lost Causes (New West)