Justin Townes Earle Absent Fathers on LP + Download
Justin Townes Earle's Absent Fathers was recorded alongside Single Mothers as a double album, but as the singer-songwriter began to sequence it, he felt each half needed to make its own statement and they took on their own identities. Single Mothers was released in September 2014 and, combined with Absent Fathers, perfectly showcases exactly why Justin Townes Earle is considered a forefather of Contemporary Americana.
The albums were recorded live with his four-piece touring band with only days of rehearsal leading up to recording to keep the ideas fresh. No overdubs, no other singers, no additional players – just a real, heartfelt performance capturing the moment. In fact, his songs “Picture in a Drawer" and "It’s Cold in This House" are only Justin, his guitar and his pedal steel player Paul Niehaus.
"Absent Fathers—the bookend to the equally strong Single Mothers—goes further to suggest the foggy gloom long surrounding the younger Earle’s world is lifting. Spare, relaxed, and moody, the ten-track set primarily clings to downbeat hues and understated rhythms."
—Bob Gendron, TONEAudio
Justin Townes Earle Absent Fathers Track Listing:
1. Farther From Me
3. Least I Got The Blues
4. Call Ya Momma
5. Day and Night
6. Round the Bend
7. When the One You Love Loses Faith
8. Slow Monday
9. Someone Will Pay
10. Looking For A Place To Land