For Your Listening Pleasure…

And for a little musical inspiration on this President’s Day: Justin Townes Earle.

I’m a big fan of musicians who are actually musicians – those who write their own soul-spanking lyrics; those who have unique voices; those who play their own instruments; those who know the history of their craft and share their new renditions with the rest of us.

Hence, I’m a big fan of Justin Townes Earle (son of legendary Steve Earle). He’s a little folk-rockabilly-bluegrass-country. Although you can’t pigeonhole his music into any one genre – especially not mainstream country, which is precisely why I love his sound. As JTE said in this Huffington Post article, “99% of Music Row (the infamous stretch of street in Nashville, TN where country music is signed, sealed, delivered) is bullshit.”

Sometimes, it seems like 99% of most everything mainstream is bullshit. Which I suppose makes finding the 1% of whatever it is that’s not bullshit really quite enjoyable.

So, enjoy.

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