For his current tour, Americana singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle is showcasing solo acoustic performances of songs from his 2017 album Kids in the Street, the first record he’s written since getting married. While the positivity from that union has made its way into his latest compositions, his writing also touches on such subjects as gentrification and inner-city strife, both of which Earle is keeping tabs on in his hometown. “Nashville has really changed for the worse, and it’s not the same place it was,” he says. The son of Steve Earle and namesake of Townes Van Zandt plays The Grey Eagle on Friday, June 1, at 9 p.m. Fellow legacy musician Lilly Hiatt — daughter of Nashville legend John Hiatt — opens. $17 advance/$20 day of show. thegreyeagle.com. Photo by Joshua Black Wilkins
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