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The Ballad of Justin Townes Earle – Rolling Stone

He was a brilliant songwriter who built his own legend but couldn’t outrun the darkness that came with it. Earle’s wife, friends and collaborators recall his magnetic…



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One day in the spring of 2018, Jenn Marie Earle was washing dishes in her Portland, Oregon, home, when her husband, Justin Townes Earle, walked into the kitchen with his guitar to play her a song he’d just written. 
As Justin started singing, Jenn Marie began to cry. On its surface, “Ahi Esta Mi Nina” was the tale of a Puerto Rican father attempting to reconnect with his estranged daughter after a long prison stint. But Jenn Marie realized that the song was ultimately about her husband’s pain. His…

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