Steve Earle will release Townes, a tribute to Townes Van Zandt, on May 12. New West Records will distribute the 15 song tribute that’s also available as a deluxe two CD set and as a limited edition double vinyl.
Guest appearances will include Tom Morello, Allison Moorer and Earle’s son, Justin Townes Earle.
Speaking of the record, Earle said, “This may be one of the best records Iâ€™ve ever made. That hurts a singer-songwriterâ€™s feelings. Then again, itâ€™s some consolation that I cherry picked through the career of one of the best songwriters that ever lived.â€
Townes follows Earle’s 2007 Grammy-winning Washington Square Serenade.