Former Nashvillian and current NYC hotshot Justin Townes Earle has been touring in support of Harlem River Blues for a hot minute now. Thus, it's high time he debut a proper, official music video for one of his HRB tunes — and that's precisely what he's done. JTE's video for "Slippin' and Slidin' " debuted today via Paste, but it's not embeddable. (Hence the link and the screen-grab.) "Slippin' and Slidin' " was directed by Joshua Black Wilkins, and it features a lot of footage of Earle pining and thinking and chilling in NYC. The song itself is a soulful, horn-laden, pained and forlorn ballad in the tradition of Otis Redding — trad. country and trad. soul being two sides of the same emotional coin and all, it's nice to see Earl flip the coin a bit.
Also, I know we've talked (typed?) your ear off about that brand-new Rave on Buddy Holly tribute album, but JTE's contribution ("Maybe Baby") is an interesting one, and you can hear it — and see footage from when it was tracked — right after the jump.