John Paul White Books Select Solo Dates This Summer To Debut New Material

John Paul White has been keeping busy. Post Civil Wars split he founded the Florence, AL based indie label Single Lock Records and Single Lock Records’ live music venue 116 E. Mobile with Ben Tanner from Alabama Shakes and Will Trapp. The label that has released the acclaimed debut of St. Paul And The Broken Bones, Penny & Sparrow’s Let A Lover Drown You—which White produced —as well as albums by artists including Belle Adair, The Bear, and Donnie Fritts’ Oh My Goodness.  White has also been  collaborating with noted performers  like Jason Isbell, Candi Staton, Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell.

Except for his recent addition of the elegantly aching ‘Simple Song’ on Dave Cobb’s ‘Southern Family’ his solo performances of his own compositions have been scarce. Well, no longer!

John Paul White will embark on a series of select performances this summer, including dates at Brooklyn’s National Sawdust, Philadelphia’s World Cafe Live, and Louisville’s Zanzabar, with support from Secret Sisters. The tour will feature new material White has been readying over the past year.

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John Paul White Dates
June 13 Decatur, GA Eddie’s Attic*

June 14 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle – Back Room*

June 16 Charlottesville, VA The Southern Cafe and Music Hall*

June 17 Arlington, VA IOTA Club & Cafe*

June 21 Brooklyn, NY National Sawdust*

June 22 Boston, MA Berklee College of Music: The Red Room @ Cafe 939*

June 23 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live Upstairs*

June 25 Pittsburgh, PA Club Cafe*

June 26 Louisville, KY Zanzabar*

*with Secret Sisters

Happy Thanksgiving

Just a quick note from my family’s home in Dallas wishing all my readers a great thanksgiving (yeah it’s late, but what else is new?). Go celibrate by heading to your local bar, tavern or honky-tonk and supporting the working musicians that are still sweating it out and bringing you the best damn music that the major lables try and make you forget about. Hoist a pint or shot for the passion, beauty and heartache that music can bring and flip a bird to the machine that trys to put out the flame. 

MySpace Showcase Tuesday (Catching Up)

I’m about two weeks behind in the MySpace Showcase feature, yes I know..BAD BAD BAD BLOG MASTER…
but don’t worry your Stetson’s buckaroos I’ve got a couple of treats in store.

First up is O.C. California’s gritty chugg-chuggin “Ditch Diggers” on Sheephucker Records. Now
these songs do sound a bit alike and one is about a pig call, but that ain’t necessarily a bad thing as drunk crackers have trouble with changing up rhythm, and as everyone knows, we do love our swine.

And speaking of white folks, the next band up are homeboys from Austin Texas “Honky.” These boys
cook with Southern rock as hot as Lynard Skynard’s downed plane. A little ZZ Top, a dash of Sabbath, and bottle of something serious.

Eleven Hundred Springs – The Old Monk – 7/3

While visiting my folks in Dallas for the 4th of July I was lucky enough to see Eleven Hundred Springs play at the great local watering hole the Old Monk off Henderson Ave. There’s nothing better to celebrate what’s right with America is a cold beer and some hot honky tonk. And Eleven Hundred Springs was as right as they come.

EHS have been a Dallas institution since 1998 and lead vocalist/lead guitarist Matt Hillyer, bassist/backing vocalist Steve Berg
pedal steel player Aaron Wynne and percussionist Mark Reznicek (formerly of Fort Worth based rock band The Toadies ), and the newest member of the group, 2nd generation fiddler Jordan Hendrix, whose father Phillip W. Hendrix played alongside the likes of Webb Pierce, Farron Young, and Wynne Stewart in honkytonks across the world (and played a smoking version of the Orange Blossom Special on this night), all play old school country that would make Kenny Chesney crawl home to his mama in shame.

See these boys when they come to your town.