TURF reviews: Justin Townes Earle at Fort York – July 5, 2013

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TURF reviews: Justin Townes Earle at Fort York – July 5, 2013


Justin Townes Earle played TURF July 6 at Fort York Garrison Commons in Toronto. Photo: Tom Beedham

Justin Townes Earle played TURF July 6 at Fort York Garrison Commons in Toronto. Photo: Tom Beedham

Footnoting most of his songs with words of country wisdom (e.g. “Any good country song should be a good blues song,” and “If you can take care of your mama and you don’t, you’re a bastard. Unless she was terrible”), Justin Townes Earle brought his twangy Nashville Americana to a not particularly well attended day of TURF, but with many a crowd member singing along word for word, the singer-songwriter was at least  welcomed by a dedicated fanbase.

JTE played tracks like “Mama’s Eyes,” namedropped Gregory Corso, and dedicated songs to the worst landlord (and the worst weed) he’s ever had).