Justin Townes Earle announces The Saint of Lost Causes for 5/24/19

by Woody on February 23, 2019

Photo By Joshua Black Wilkens

JTE is back with the follow up to 2017’s excellent, Kids In the Street, with The Saint of Lost Causes. As a long-time fan of Justin’s; I have to say I’m digging what he’s doing here. New album will see the light of day via the fine folks at New West Records on 5/24/19.

For The Saint of Lost Causes, Earle is focused on a different America – the disenfranchised and the downtrodden, the oppressed and the oppressors, the hopeful and the hopeless, as well as their geography. There’s the drugstore-cowboy-turned-cop-killer praying for forgiveness (“Appalachian Nightmare”) and the Michiganders persevering through economic and industrial devastation (“Flint City Shake It”); the stuck mother dreaming of a better life on the right side of the California tracks (“Over Alameda”) and the Cuban man in New York City weighed down by a world of regret (“Ahi Esta Mi Nina”); the “used up” soul desperate to get to New Orleans (“Ain’t Got No Money”) and the “sons of bitches” in West Virginia poisoning the land and sea (“Don’t Drink The Water”).

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