When: Thu., Sept. 15, 8:30 p.m. 2016
Justin Townes Earle, son of the prolific, Grammy Award-winning country and rock songwriter Steve Earle, has found his own poignant voice. On his 2015 record for hip imprint Vagrant Records, Absent Fathers — a companion to 2014’s Single Mothers — the younger Earle packs a hefty dose of twangy melancholy into small spaces. Though typically short, his songs are streamlined and uncluttered, allowing room for his sorrowful lyricism to take hold. Earle plays on Thursday, September 15, at ArtsRiot in Burlington, with support from local songwriter Erin Cassels Brown.