Jay Farrar graced the familiar red velvet backdrop of Off Broadway Saturday night as part of the Open Highway Music Festival. Fans milled with anticipation on the club's ever growing courtyard and slowly filed inside its brick walls.
I'm not going to compare Justin Townes Earle to his father. "Fuck, no!" -- as the younger Earle snorted when an Off Broadway audience member yelled for him to play one of his dad's songs on Friday night -- sums up the two generations well enough.
He’s been called the savior of country music. His new album is titled “Metamodern Sounds in Country Music.” And if you happened to catch Sturgill Simpson’s sold-out show on Thursday night at Off Broadway, you would see why.