John Paul White has teamed up with Rosanne Cash for the song ‘We’re All in This Together Now’ the melody for which was originally written by White for a now eerily prophetic set of lyrics which Cash wrote some time ago. Proceeds from the purchase of the song will benefit the charity Music Health Alliance who are providing support for the immediate needs of music industry professionals and their families during the current crisis through relief grants and other resources. The video for the song was directed by Michael Kessler and showcases footage of the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak both good and bad. The song was originally penned for Cash’s most recent album ‘She Remembers Everything’ but didn’t make the final cut. “I don’t believe I’ve ever been a part of something that foretold things to come as vividly as this song, or something that would feel so relevant months after its completion,” White says.
Naturally every track in this section is carefully handpicked to please you dear reader – adding to your musical enjoyment is what we’re all about. However, some are more equal than others – and we have feeling you’re really going to like Pond Diver. Pond Diver hail out of the legendary Muscle Shoals Alabama music scene and for their debut EP ‘Flashbacks‘ they’ve collared some local help to fill out the sound. Continue reading “Pond Diver “Over The Hill” – Listen”
Appropriately enough, ‘Ol’ 55′ was playing on the intro’ tape as John Paul White prepared to take the the stage at a near- full Islington Assembly Hall, unusually set in an all seated configuration. ‘The Hurting Kind‘, the new album by White, is very much in the same frame as the Tom Waits classic -big emotions and big melodies. It’s an album that suggests that John Paul White has shrugged off some of the post Civil Wars angst of his previous album ‘Beulah‘. Continue reading “John Paul White + Ciaran Lavery, Islington Assembly Hall, London, 5th September 2019”
Grammy Award winner and ex-Civil War-er (er..) John Paul White released his new solo album ‘The Hurting Kind’ earlier this year via Single Lock Records. Our reviewer kind of said “meh” to it but he may just have got out of bed the wrong side. In any case JP returns to the UK next week with a string of dates in London, Bristol and Canterbury, plus an appearance at The Long Road Festival. Continue reading “John Paul White returns to the UK for dates next week”
Following the success of the first Long Road festival last year, the 3-day “music and lifestyle” event will return to Stanford Hall in Leicestershire this summer. Running from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th September, the festival has announced the first wave of acts confirmed to perform at this year’s event including its two headliners, country singers Kip Moore and Josh Turner. Continue reading “The Long Road Festival announces its 2019 line-up”
John Paul White quite rapidly became someone who needs no introduction – Grammy awards with The Civil War and an impressive first release post that band in the shape of 2016’s quite stunning ‘Beulah‘. And he’s back again with a new album, ‘The Hurting Kind‘, due out in April, and a first single (which you can hear now) ‘The Long Way Home‘ which couples his emotive vocal to a perfectly rockin’ accompaniment. Continue reading “John Paul White new album soon and UK tour sooner”
Just in time for our very own civil war too. Leaving you this weekend dear reader with news that Grammy Award-winner John Paul White has announced his return to the UK in January to play a string of shows. Currently in the studio working on the follow up to last year’s critically-acclaimed album ‘Beulah’, White has released his new song ‘My Dreams Have All Come True’ which is just delightful – you can hear it below. Continue reading “John Paul White announces new UK dates and track”
This is lurvely (and not blocked for UK viewing for once) with a great sentiment behind it. Rolling Stone report: “Rodney Crowell was joined by Rosanne Cash and John Paul White to recreate the trio’s rendition of “It Ain’t Over Yet,” the lead single from Crowell’s new album, Close Ties. The song was just one of several highlights during Crowell’s album-release show Thursday, March 30th at New York’s City Winery, which also included Crowell and Cash duetting on both 1979’s “No Memories Hangin’ Round” and Crowell’s signature song, “Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight.” Watch the performance of “It Ain’t Over Yet” [below]. Continue reading “Crowell, Cash and John Paul White pay homage to Guy Clark – Watch”