The crowd at the sold-out Justin Townes Earle show at the Casbah on Saturday evening soaked in a set of Americana tunes along with their whiskey.
Earle’s beautiful folk songs were strung together with a mix of searingly honest life stories and smart-alek banter with the audience. With his Tennessee showmanship that brought Elvis immediately to mind, Earle managed to simultaneously woo the ladies in attendance and break their hearts.
“I’ve got a problem with women, but I’m trying to get past that,” he offhandedly remarked while tuning between songs. “Why?” several female audience members shouted. “Because I like what I’ve got,” he stated simply, “but this song isn’t about her. This song is about a woman I don’t give a fuck about.”
Photos: Justin Townes Earle and Dawn Landes – February 26, 2011