I suppose American singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle doesn’t really need an introduction anymore. I don’t even really know why I’m writing this, because I try to focus on the smaller artists. Not that Justin Townes is that universally famous or anything like that. But in the very small niche that I’m covering, he is quite well-known at this point. But why shouldn’t I write, because I’ve always liked him a lot and I buy all the full-length albums he releases. Maybe that timeless classic that will stay on people’s heart for decades is still missing, but he is consistently great and have never released a bad album. The new one called Single Mothers recently came out on Loose Music in Europe and it’s another great one for sure. This is White Gardenias from Single Mothers.
Cale Tyson isn’t as household name as Justin, but this weekend I’ve been listening to him a lot. His new EP Cheater’s Wine is coming out in a few days, but American Songwriter magazine already has a premiere going on on their website and I’ve been listening to this classic country heartbreaker over there. Robert Ellis plays lead guitar and sings harmonies on it, if you need further convincing to check it out. I’m enjoying it a lot and I probably need to travel to his Bandcamp to buy a copy next week. This is the magnificent opening track Fool Of The Year.