Justin Townes Earle carries some musical heft in his name. The son of Steve Earle, and the godson of Townes van Zandt – that’s a lot to live up to. Happily, Justin Townes Earle brings his own musical muscle to the table with his rootsy rock. With five excellent albums under his belt, he will continue to climb into musical lore without being followed by his famous namesakes. His latest release, Single Mothers, is out now, and any lover of great songwriting tradition would do well to check out his show at The Neptune on Wednesday, October 1. Tickets are available here.