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First Listen: Justin Townes Earle, 'Kids In The Street'

Kids In The Street is the veteran songwriter's most pleasing and playful effort to date.

From the moment he started recording a decade ago, people were primed to hear folk and country affinities in the music of Justin Townes Earle. Here was a guy frequently taking the stage with just his acoustic guitar for accompaniment — a symbol that scans as "folk singer" — and toting around the names of a

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