Justin Townes Earle
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Justin Townes Earle
You have to live what you write, or you have to know it. There are exceptions, like story songs, where you just have to have…
New York has always had a love for Southern artists. There’s no place else that makes me feel like the city does. I just love…
I think the best thing an artist can do is not hang out with other artists. I really dislike hanging out with musicians, for the…
I didn’t get into music to become a blues musician, or a country musician. I’m a singer-songwriter. In my book that means I get to…
I didn’t do anything differently than what my father was doing. It’s a really hard family to rebel in. I could have become an accountant.…
I’ve always written. When I was in school, the only teacher who ever liked me was my creative writing teacher. I used to enter poetry…
I discovered the same thing Gram Parsons did, that soul music and country music are practically identical. Based off of the same chord structures, and…
Nashville’s like any other hometown – after a while, it’s stifling.
On the road, I weigh 168. At home, ten more.
I’ve never been good at rock’n’roll songs, anyway; either I’m blessed or I’m cursed, but whatever I write comes out sounding old.
I’ve got a 27-inch waist. Before, I was stupid smaller. Finding clothes in the South was impossible.
I try and eat good. On the road, that’s next to impossible. And we eat a lot of unhealthy things when we’re in Texas –…
I love Motown, but I’ve obviously always been more of a Memphis soul fan. If it’s Stax or Motown, I go Stax.
All my records have been written to be records, rather than writing a group of songs and seeing if they fit together.
I got a feeling that when I have kids, I’m going to have a little girl, and she’s going to be completely sensible.
There’s no such thing as a teenager that listens to a single word their father says.
My parents split up when I was about 2. I realize more and more how much I’m like my father. My gentleness comes from my…
I think that it’s the job of the artist to be in transition and constantly learn more.
I heard Nirvana, and discovered that songs could be like poetry, but a little bit more refined: you didn’t have to have 20 verses to…
I grew up in a racially mixed neighborhood. So going over to friends’ houses for dinner, their parents listened to Al Green and Luther Ingram.…
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