Justin Townes Earle’s Absent Fathers Out Today

‘Absent Fathers’ is out today on CD & available digitally, or as part of a double LP containing 2014’s companion album ‘Single Mothers’. European tour kicks off this weekend, although the London show at Union Chapel is already sold out…

Here are some of the nice things that people have been saying about Absent Fathers :-

Long streak of blue country brilliance” ★★★★ MOJO

whether taken separately or as a whole, both these striking albums deserve your time” ★★★★ Q

while Steve’s fingerprints continue to leave a few smudges, six albums in, Justin looks like he’s better equipped than ever to step out of the shadow” RECORD COLLECTOR

No longer needing to beg for attention, he’s built a career that’s brought him critical acclaim and a well-deserved reputation for consistent artistic integrity.” NO DEPRESSION

a finely tuned wallow in male heartache.” NEW YORK TIMES

a very fine record” UNCUT

Earle has made two distinct albums that manage to succeed both as standalone and complementary works.
…his newfound confessional streak is alarmingly resonant and refreshing.” THE AV CLUB

…mov[ing] between evocative portraits of places set in knotty emotional frames, prickly confessions of destructive patterns, and melancholic eloquence in the wake of short-lived love affairs.” NPR

Mojo
Q Magazine
Record Collector
Uncut
Financial Times
Independent On Sunday
The Sunday Times