XPoNential Festival: Justin Townes Earle makes the most of the rain with a twangy set
Although he could not complete his set, Justin Townes Earle put on an unforgettable show. Starting his set with the acoustic and appropriate “Dancing Through Memphis in the Rain,” before being joined by his band for the rest of the set. Highlights included “Move Over Mama” and “Ain’t Glad I’m Leaving,” bluesy country songs, harkening back to early country when, “Hank Williams introduced the 12 bar blues to country for a reason…he was tired of white people dancing.” Even as the rain started pouring, the band stayed for one more song, “Ain’t Waiting,” telling the crowd they’d return after the light shower (which proved to be heavier than anyone expected). Check out photos from his set below and listen to the performance in its entirety here (via the WXPN media player).