Justin Townes Earle, guitar & vocals. Paul Niehaus, guitar. Matt Pence, drums.
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The companion to 2014's Single Mothers, Justin Townes Earle's Absent Fathers would make his own father—singer-songwriter Steve Earle—very proud indeed. Highlighting Earle's emotive vocals and understated alt/country arrangements, the ten songs here include "Farther from Me," "Someone Will Pay," "Call Ya Momma," "Least I Got the Blues," and the stunning ballad "When the One You Love Loses Faith."
"Absent Fathers is low on flash and high on emotional honesty and perceptive songwriting ... this is some of [Earle's] most intelligent and moving music to date."—Allmusic.com