Todd Snider and Justin Townes Earle will perform tonight at 8 at Track 29, 1400 Market St. Tickets are $20. To purchase, call 521-2929 or visit www.track29.co.
5 things to know about Justin Townes Earle
1 Earle received the 2011 Americana Music Award for Song of the Year for "Harlem River Blues."
2 The Nashville native is now based in New York's East Village.
3 In 2010, he spoke to the Wall Street Journal about his drug and alcohol abuse and the bar fight that led to a night in jail.
4 According to Earle's website, his influences range from Randy Newman to Woody Guthrie, Chet Baker to the Replacements, and Phil Ochs to Bruce Springsteen.
5 He released his latest record, "Nothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me," in March.
5 things to know about Todd Snider
1 Snider, a Portland, Ore. native, is based in East Nashville.
2 His album, "Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables," is described on his website as "jagged, leering, lurching and howling, and filled with unhappy endings both experienced and intimated."
3 He has released 14 albums since 1994.
4 In April, he told Rolling Stone magazine: "I smoke more dope before 9 a.m. than most people do in a whole day."
5 His musical style has been described as a combination of alt-country, Americana and folk-rock.