Justin Townes Earle has kept busy with touring and releasing albums over the course of the last few years, but he recently took time to step into the production booth to help Wanda Jackson with her latest album. Titled Unfinished Business, the album will be Jackson’s 31st studio release, following last year’s Jack White-produced The Party Ain’t Over. It will also mark Earle’s debut as a producer.
The album was recorded in Earle’s home of Nashville and will feature 10 tracks, including covers of “California Stars” and Bobby and Shirley Jean Womack’s “It’s All Over Now.” Earle will also sing a duet with Jackson on “Am I Even a Memory.”
“From day one I really liked Justin’s idea to take me back to my roots and make a record of country, blues, and rockabilly songs,” Jackson said. “The band was extra tight and great to work with during the whole process. The record just sounds terrific and I’m hoping that my fans enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it.”
Earle has also announced tour dates of his own in support of his latest album Nothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now, which was released in May. You can check out his full touring schedule below.
Unfinished Business will be released Oct. 9 on Sugar Hill Records. You can watch a video chronicling the album’s production via Rolling Stone here.
Justin Townes Earle Tour Dates
4 - Louisville, Ky. @ Forecastle Festival
25 - Jackson Hole, Wy. @ JacksonHoleLive!
27 - White Sulphur Springs, Mont. @ Red Ants Pants Festival
29 - Calgary, Alberta @ Calgary Folk Festival
11 - Bristol, Va. @ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover +
17 - Lyons, Colo. @ Rocky Mountain Folk Festival
18 - Cockeysville, Md. @ Hot August Blues
19 - Bethlehem, Pa. @ Musikfest
1 - Cincinnati, Ohio @ Taft Theatre
2 - Detroit, Mich. @ The Majestic *
3 - Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Mr. Smalls
4 - West Long Branch, N.J. @ Pollak Theatre at Monmouth University *
5 - Burlington, Vt. @ Higher Ground *
7 - Portland, Maine @ Port City Music Hall *
8 - Portsmouth, N.H. @ Portsmouth Music Hall *
9 - Norfolk, Conn. @ Infinity Hall *
11 - Westhampton, N.Y. @ Westhampton Performing Arts Center *
14 - Blacksburg, Va. @ The Lyric Theatre *
16 - Charlotte, N.C. @ McGlohon Theatre *
+-w/ Mumford & Sons, Dawes and JEFF the Brotherhood
*-w/ support from Tift Merritt