"As a southern man, there's two things I'm definitely not scared of: bow ties and white pants." - Justin Townes Earle, GQ Magazine.
Wow, Justin Townes Earle's music is great.
The lanky Tennesseean ( and current resident of the East Village) creates original "Southern American" music slightly reminiscent of another time. Earle's original style is hard to stop listening to.
The son of country music favorite, Steve Earle, JTE apparently fell in the love the sounds of his native South after his father informed the soon-to-become musician that his favorite Nirvana song "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?" was actually written and originally performed by the iconic American folk and blues musician Leadbelly.
Check out "Harlem River Blues" and "They Killed John Henry" below.
In addition to making great music, Earle has made quite a name for himself in the world of fashion. Apparently, GQ voted him one of the "25 most stylish men in the world."
(images courtesy nucountry, gq, olive-loaf, garden & gun, hear ya)