The group unveiled the tribute project’s first track, “Harlem River Blues,” on Wednesday (Nov. 18), a cover of one of Justin’s most memorable hits. The track won song of the year at the 2011 Americana Music Awards.
Justin died in August 2020 due to a probable drug overdose. All artist advances and royalties from J.T. will be donated to a trust for Etta St. James Earle, the three-year-old daughter of Justin and Jenn Earle.
Listen to Steve Earle & The Dukes’ rendition of “Harlem River Blues” below, and pre-order J.T., out January 4, 2021, here.