Steve Earle & The Dukes launched their album J.T. on Monday (Jan. 4), which honors Steve’s late son Justin Townes Earle on what would have been his thirty ninth birthday.
The 11-song venture accommodates 10 covers of Justin’s songs and ends with Steve’s heartfelt tribute titled “Final Phrases,” which is fittingly the ultimate observe of the album. Steve and his band will carry out their cowl of “Harlem River Blues” from Justin’s 2010 album on Jimmy Kimmel Reside! on Thursday.
He mentioned the recording means of J.T., which was Justin’s childhood nickname, “wasn’t cathartic as a lot because it was therapeutic” to The New York Times in an interview final month. “I made the document as a result of I wanted to,” Steve continued.