Nothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now
Released: Mar 2012
Label: Bloodshot Records
Steve Earle's son delivers a fifth album of low-key, soul-touched country rock. When your dad is Steve Earle and you are middle-named in honor of Townes Van Zandt, it's a lot to live up to, or more likely, drink and drug yourself to death to. Luckily, Earle has more than just iconic names and his own legendary substance abuse to precede him. The dude can write songs with an appropriate level of doomed mythology. "Baby's Got a Bad Idea" has that combination of Chuck Berry and country rock that John Prine has perfected.