Footnoting most of his songs with words of country wisdom (e.g. “Any good country song should be a good blues song,” and “If you can take care of your momma and you don’t, you’re a bastard. Unless she was terrible”), Justin Townes Earle brought his twangy Nashville Americana to a not particularly well attended day of TURF, but with many a crowd member singing along word for word, the singer-songwriter was at least welcomed by a dedicated fan base.
JTE played tracks like “Mama’s Eyes,” namedropped Gregory Corso, and dedicated songs to the worst landlord (and the worst weed) he’s ever had.
Originally published by The Ontarion.