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gia Sugar Babe” to the lonesome and wistful “Olivia,” who we meet on his most recent album, Nothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now. I ask him about his song “Harlem River Blues,” from his fourth album. It’s a foot-stomping, churchgoing, hand-clapping suicide note. I’m curious to know what inspired the man to write such a peculiar song. “It’s church music. Ray Charles did that. ‘I Got a Woman’ is a church song with new lyrics.” I guess church applies the gospel to life; Justin applies life to the gospel. We discuss his foray into a bluesier, rootsier sound—a sound that strays less into country and more into soul. “People have exhausted the roots of country music.” Justin tells big truths, both in his music and his life. “Look the Other Way” is a pretty raw indictment of a mother figure, but when I

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Native | February 2013 | Nashville, TN  

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Native | February 2013 | Nashville, TN  

Featuring Nashville's Justin Townes Earle, Karoake Cab, Kangaroo Press, Poetry Sucks, Odessa Rose, The Stone Fox, No. 308, Chucklet and Hone...