Young guitar-wielding, globetrotting Americana exponent Justin Townes Earle may well be one of the hardest working troubadours on the world stage today, but he sure has built up a mutual love affair with Australia and our people.
We love the hell out of him, and, well, his impending tour this April will be his fifth visit to our shores since he first wowed punters and critics alike on his first foray at the tail-end of 2008, so the feeling is obviously reciprocated.
Just ask the man himself, he recently offered of Australia: “It’s my favourite place to tour on earth without question. It’s very intriguing, and the women are very beautiful, tall and sensual. It’s awesome. It reminds me of Dr Seuss and I like that.”
To make matters even more enticing Earle is currently locked away in a studio working on a follow-up to Harlem River Blues, and as is his wont he’ll no doubt unfurl some of these soon-to-be classics in the making when he hits Australia for the East Coast Blues And Roots Festival in Byron Bay, the burgeoning Boogie festival in rural Victoria, plus headlining shows in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Fremantle and Perth.
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APRIL 4 • THE FACTORY THEATRE, SYDNEY, NSW – www.factorytheatre.com.au
APRIL 5 • MEENIYAN TOWN HALL, MEENIYAN, VIC – www.lyrebirdartscouncil.com.au
APRIL 6 • BOOGIE, TALLAROOK, VIC – www.boogie.net.au
APRIL 11 • THE REGAL BALLROOM, MELBOURNE, VIC – www.webtickets.com.au
APRIL 12 • THE PRINCE, MELBOURNE, VIC – www.princebandroom.com.au
APRIL 13 • ESTONIAN HOUSE, ADELAIDE, SA – www.oztix.com.au or www.venuetix.com.au
APRIL 14 • FLY BY NIGHT CLUB, FREMANTLE, WA – www.flybynight.org
APRIL 15 • THE ROSEMOUNT HOTEL, PERTH, WA – www.rosemounthotel.com.au