(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Americana singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle, son of famed alt-country legend Steve Earle, performs at Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, December 9, 2011, at 9 p.m. Nashville songstress Tristen warms up the crowd for Earle.
Justin Townes Earle won the Best New and Emerging Artist at the 2009 Americana Music Awards. His record, Midnight at the Movies, was named one of the best records of last year by Amazon and received four stars in Rolling Stone. GQ Magazine named him one of the 25 best dressed men in the world in 2010. He also appeared on HBO’s Treme with his dad, troubadour Steve Earle, on whose Grammy Award-winning Townes record Justin – named after Earle’s friend, the late Texas singer-songwriter Townes van Zant — also guests. (Papa Earle will perform at Club Helsinki on January 8, 2012.)
Justin Townes Earle’s latest recording is Harlem River Blues. Compared to the much-lauded Midnight at the Movies, Harlem River Blues is more mature, straddling not only the Mason-Dixon line but time itself. As versed in Mance Lipscomb as he is in M. Ward and sporting Marc Jacobs suspenders, Justin Townes Earle is a man beyond eras. With Harlem River Blues, Justin’s found yet another way to be a timeless original.
Tristen has emerged as a truly individual talent, bridging genres and emotions to create a distinctive sound all her own. The Nashville-based songstress’ debut, Charlatans At The Garden Gate, is an ambitious and impassioned collection of finely honed modern pop, rich with exquisite arrangements and a remarkably intuitive lyrical approach.
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Club Helsinki Hudson 405 Columbia Street, Hudson, N.Y.