Earle disputes reports in A&B case
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
– Justin Townes Earle, who was arrested last Thursday in an incident at an Indianapolis night club where he and his band played, contested details about the incident.
"Unfortunately, reports surfacing online about the incident in Indianapolis are not accurate," Earle reportedly said in a statement from his Bloodshot Records label, according to savingcountrymusic.com. "I have been advised by counsel that I should not comment on a pending criminal matter, but suffice to say that I am looking forward to having my day in court. I would also like to say that I oppose violence against women in any form."
Earle was alleged to have punched the daughter of the club owner with his fist.
Earle may not have been happy with the crowd at club Radio Radio, including a towel thrown his way near the very end of the show. Reports said he finished playing and then allegedly proceeded to damage the dressing room to the tune of $200, causing the club to seek restitution.
He was charged with two counts of battery with injury, one count of resisting law enforcement and one count of public intoxication.
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Justin Townes Earle opts for a singer-songwriter realm that instantly brings to mind Kevin Welch, especially on the gorgeous title track. From there, it's a slow, honky-tonk song entitled What I Mean To You which falls a bit flat early and seems much too forced. The same can be said later on when he romps through the train-chugging Black Eyed Suzy.
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