Festivals & Events:
Justin Townes Earle & Joe Pug
Nominated for "best music video" and "best Americana album" in the Nashville Music Awards and named by USA Today as "Grammy-worthy" for this year's new Americana category, see Justin Townes Earle with special guest Joe Pug in the intimate Sheridan Opera House at 9 p.m.
About the Artists
Since the release of "The Good Life" in early 2008, Justin Townes Earle has been a busy man, occupying himself with such activities as performing at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Fest, Chicago Country Music Festival, Americana Music Awards, Down Home in Norway and his debut on the Grand Ole Opry. He has also performed in the UK, Australia and Scandinavia. "The Good Life" debuted on the Billboard Country Chart first week, no small feat for a new artist.
Chicago songster Joe Pug is offering a free download of "In The Meantime," a five-song EP of previously unreleased recordings. His full-length offering, "Messenger," will be released on 2/16/2010 on "Lightning Rod."