The singer-songwriter who is well-known for his popular mix of old-timey roots music and modern-day Americana, Justin Townes Earle, died at age 38. The cause of death was not immediately revealed but a rep for Earle’s Label New West Records has confirmed the news of his death.
According to a spokesperson, Earle died at his home in Nashville where he was raised. He also lived in New York for a major part of his life and was recently living in Portland, Oregon. His death was announced to his fans in an Instagram post on Earle’s official Instagram page.
The announcement was made with tremendous sadness, informing the fans of the passing of their friend, son, and father, Justin. Many people relied on his music and lyrics over so many years and will continue to do for years to come as his music will continue to guide them on their journeys.
The post further read that Justin will be dearly missed by each and every one. We will definitely miss his captivating presence onstage. The best part about him is that he would often address the crowd in a carnival barker style.
Moreover, his albums have done beyond success for the singer and songwriter. Some of his massive hits were 2010’s soulful Harlem River Blues and 2017’s introspective Kids in the Street. Additionally, he came last year with a shuffling, ominous album, The Saint of Lost Causes, which also did a great job and was loved and appreciated by the audience.
He had been nominated as Artist of the Year in 2012 and was also named the Emerging act of the Year at the 2009 Americana Honors & Awards, for being a favorite in Americana music circles.