Singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle's hilarious outgoing voice-mail message, which juxtaposes a segment from Roy Orbison's "Only the Lonely" with the declaration "I just want you to know you smelled really good last night," may not provide a window into his soul, but it offers a glimpse into his appeal. The son of original country bad boy Steve Earle and the quasi-namesake of the late Townes Van Zandt, Earle the younger (appearing alongside McCarthy Trenching and the Felice Brothers) has got smarts and sass in abundance, yet he's also blessed with a deep knowledge of musical forebears outside the family. These attributes... More >>>