Justin Townes Earle gets it. Sure, his music isn’t always revolutionary but he puts new breath into old styles as if he were the one who created the genre in the first place. “Maria” which is the fifth song on his upcoming album Nothing’s Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now  is a fine example, a shimmering number that’s a little bit Memphis soul mixed with Springsteen and Van Morrison. While the golden warmth of the arrangement is a plus here, it’s truly his voice, the light in the gloaming, that wins you over, he doesn’t as much sing as he inhabits his songs and he’s a true talent in Americana. Check out the beautiful “Down on the Lower East Side" below as well.

Maria- Justin Townes Earle

Down on the Lower East Side- Justin Townes Earle

Nothing’s Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now will be released on  Bloodshot Records on March 27th, 2012

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