Mensaje anteriorMensaje siguienteVolver a los mensajes John Paul White’s Beulah set for release on Single Lock Records August 19, first solo work in almost a decade

Single Lock Records will release John Paul White’s solo album Beulah on August 19. NPR’s “Songs We Love” recently debuted “The Martyr,” the first song from the new album:

“Any mindfulness guru will tell you that the most important thing to do, when it comes to change, is nothing. Just be. In White’s case, that truism became truth: Beulah, the album that resulted from him not pursuing a particular career goal, blends his previous approaches seamlessly in songs that are daringly intimate, artfully modulated, hook-blessed and habit-forming. “The Martyr,” the song featured here, is on the rock end of the album’s spectrum; others hint at a country twang or a soul moan, while always driving back toward simplicity and White’s singing, which dazzles without ever grabbing for attention.”

White will debut the new songs in a series of solo performances in select cities starting June 13 at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, GA. New dates have been added including stops in St. Louis, Chicago, and Minneapolis, with the Secret Sisters as support. See below for the full itinerary. For tickets and more information please visit Preorder Beulah at, iTunes and Amazon, stream “The Martyr” on Spotify.

The highly anticipated release is White’s first solo work in nearly a decade. It was produced by Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes) and White, and recorded in Muscle Shoals at the renowned FAME Studios and at White’s own Single Lock Studios, which he founded and runs with Ben Tanner and Will Trapp. Single Lock has released a number of notable artists including St. Paul And The Broken Bones, Penny & Sparrow’s Let A Lover Drown You—which White produced, Belle Adair, The Bear, Dylan LeBlanc and Donnie Fritts’ Oh My Goodness, which also marked White’s debut as a producer.

Beulah is a diverse collection of swampy southern rock, folk balladry and dark acoustic pop, songs that came unbidden to White, who wasn’t entirely welcoming of them at the time. “Honestly, I tried to avoid them, but then I realized the only way I was going to get rid of them was if I wrote them down. I got my phone out, and I’d sing these little bits of melody, then put it away and move on. Eventually I got to a place where it was a roar in my head, and that pissed me off. Then one day I told my wife, ‘I think I’m going to go write a song.’ She was as surprised as I was. I went and wrote probably eight songs in three days. It was like turning on a faucet.” The title refers to a longtime family nickname and a reference to William Blake’s “place deep in the collective spiritual unconscious.”

One half of the four time Grammy-winning duo The Civil Wars, White’s recent recording collaborations include work with Jason Isbell, Candi Staton, Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, among others.


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 18           Freehold, NJ                                                            Concerts in the Studio

June 19           Hamden, CT                                                 The Ballroom at Outer Space

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*

July 7               Oxford, MS                                                                         Proud Larry’s*

July 8             St. Louis, MO                                       The Duck Room @ Blueberry Hill

July 9            Indianapolis, IN                                                                The Jazz Kitchen*

July 10              Chicago, IL                                                                                 Schubas*

July 11           Milwaukee, WI                                         Colectivo Coffee-Prospect Café*

July 12         Minneapolis, MN                                                             Bryant Lake Bowl*

July 13             Davenport, IA                                                            The Village Theater*

*with Secret Sisters

About RJ Frometa

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