I had some stuff ready to post today. Good stuff too. There was even some well-written, descriptive prose from me about said stuff. But late last night I stumbled across a song from the forthcoming record by Justin Townes Earle. And here we are.
“Mama’s Eyes”, from Midnight At The Movies, looks headlong into Justin’s family affairs. It addresses the ways in which in Justin’s case the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, even if the tree is old and gnarled. But it also (as the song title alludes to) points to the importance of his mother in his life and his subsequent well being. I can’t say that the new record will match his debut on the strength of just one song, but the Bloodshot folks are pretty excited about this one and that’s some pretty good track record, right there.
Midnight At The Movies is out on March 9th but I’m sure I’ll have an update, more from the record, and a pre-order page in the weeks to come. So stay tuned.
Bonus songs from earlier cd’s and ep’s:
P.S. This David Dondero video performance on NPR’s “Tiny Desk” series is a must see.