Justin Townes Earle KidsJustin Townes Earle – yes, son of Steve and carrier of the Van Zandt name – has had a lot to live up to, musically speaking.

He’s paved his way as a solo artist with his own distinctive style of blending old sounds of blues, folk and country, and in his effortless way, making them his own. Recording this album outside of Nashville for the first time, he teamed up with producer Mike Mogos (M Ward) to record in Omaha, Nebraska. He’s living a happier life these days; recently married and expecting his first child, there’s a new outlook present in songs of Nashville days past, love, and family. JTE offers everything you would expect and more.

Kids in the Street is out May 26 via New West/Warner.

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