Thursday, April 21, 2011

Justin Townes Earle - Under Cover

In the tradition of compiling our favorite artists' takes on other artists' songs, heres a collection of live covers from Justin Townes Earle.
Some great stuff here.... especially dig his take on his daddy's South Nashville Blues

JTE Under Cover

Tom Ames' Prayer (Steve Earle)
Mr. Gold & Mr. Mudd (Townes Van Zandt)
Your Biscuits Are Big Enough for Me (Bo Carter)
Lonesome Song (Carter Family)
Birmingham Jail (Slim Whitman)
Can't Hardly Wait (The Replacements)
Do I Ever Cross Your Mind? (Dolly Parton)
Hesitation Blues (Art Gillham)
Walkin' Blues (Son House)
Rex's Blues (Townes Van Zandt)
Automobile Blues (Lightnin' Hopkins)
Close Up the Honky Tonks (Buck Owens)
Train That Carried My Girl From Town (Doc Watson)
Gold Watch & Chain (A.P. Carter)
Fishin Blues (Taj Majal)
Chitlin Cookin Time in Cheatham County (Traditional)
Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor (Doc Watson)
Old Joe Clark (Traditional)
Atlantic City (Bruce Springsteen)
Racing In The Street (Bruce Springsteen)
Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out (Jimmy Cox)
Raleigh & Spencer (Traditional)
Far From Me (John Prine)
So Different Blues (Mance Lipscomb)
Brand New Companion (Townes Van Zandt)
Long Journey Home (Bluegrass standard)
Must Be Someone Else You've Known (Merle Haggard)
Louisiana 1927 (Randy Newman)
Ain't No Tellin' (Mississippi John Hurt)
South Nashville Blues :) (Steve Earle)
Midnight Special (Traditional

Eyes to laugh and lips to cry...

check out a great blog dedicated to JTE, Halfway to Jackson
also check out the Drive-By Truckers' Under Cover


  1. Great Job Brandon! Hard to believe I didnt hear some of those.. Fishin Blues!!!

    Now we just need a recording of all these together :)

    Peace, MP

  2. oh my.. i just realized you may have already done that... Downloading now and will be blown away if this is true! :)

  3. It official! Blown Away! Thanks so much for putting this together!

  4. No problem - if you know of any I missed lemme know - thanks!

  5. Hey - great job - thank you
    lots of work
    its appreciated


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