Justin Townes Earle Announces 'Absent Fathers'

Justin Townes Earle Announces 'Absent Fathers'
Chances are Steve Earle might be a little embarrassed right now. His songwriting son Justin Townes Earle just announced an album, and it's called Absent Fathers. It's due out on January 15 on Vagrant Records.

This is a companion to Justin's recently released Single Mothers, which came out last month. The two albums were originally intended to be presented as a double album, but an announcement explains, "As Justin began to sequence it, he felt each half needed to make its own statement and they took on their own identities."

That being said, we can expect this album to channel more of Earle's Americana sound.

See the tracklist below. As you can see, there are lots of rather glum titles, like "Farther from Me," "Least I Got the Blues" and "When the One You Love Loses Faith."

Although a song from the album has yet to emerge, hear a radio performance of Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" at the bottom of this page. This was recorded for FBi Radio in Australia during a recent tour.

Earle also has announced that a U.S. tour is coming up, and you can see all those dates below the tracklist.

Absent Fathers:

1. Farther from Me

2. Why

3. Least I Got the Blues

4. Call Ya Momma

5. Day and Night

6. Round the Bend

7. When the One You Love Loses Faith

8. Slow Monday

9. Someone Will Pay

10. Looking For a Place to Land

Tour dates:

11/07 Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
11/08 Memphis, TN - 1884 at Minglewood
11/09 Jackson, MS - Duling Hall
11/10 Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey
11/11 Austin, TX - Emo's
11/13 New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre
11/14 Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall
11/15 Jacksonville, FL - Colonial Quarters
11/16 Charleston, SC - Charleston Music Hall
11/17 Charlotte, NC - Mcglohon Theater
11/19 Birmingham, AL - Workplay Theatre
11/20 Nashville, TN - The Ryman
11/21 Atlanta, GA - Variety
11/22 Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle
11/23 Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre
12/09 Bloomington, IN - Bluebird
12/10 Evanston, IL - The Space
12/11 Grand Rapids, MI - St. Cecilia Music Center