Darkness on the San Juans – Pre-order!

Starting today you can pre-order my new record, Darkness on the San Juans, from my Bandcamp store, out officially on May 11th!

Truth be told, friends, I got my heart broken / I broke my own heart in 2017. Ernest Hemingway once gave the advice that one should, “write hard and clear about what hurts”, and so I did.

Available as a digital download, compact disc, or vinyl record*, and a purchase of any gets an immediate download of the first two singles, “Ex-Lover” and “Strong Enough”.

And how great is that cover photo? Credit due to Ron Martin (https://www.ronmartinphotography.com/), a terrific photographer from Durango, Colorado. The photo is of the Needles Mountains in the San Juan Range.

Thanks all, can’t wait for you to hear what I’ve been working on!

John

* vinyl copies will arrive later, best estimate is mid to late July

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new single (with bonus B-side) is available now! Stream and download at:

Spotify
Bandcamp
Apple Music

“Ex-Lover” is a new original, a sweet take on a relationship’s end. (And yes, I played those trombone parts myself!)

The B-side is “Strong Enough”, a Sheryl Crow cover I’ve been playing at shows recently, with my friend Megan Burtt joining on vocals.

Recorded these tracks in my living room at the very beginning of this year, thanks so much to my old friend Nathan Edwards for flying out from Wisconsin to engineer.

Full album coming later this spring, stay tuned!

John

Vinyl!

 

 

 

It’s a real deal record now.

My first album came out in 2006, the same year I began touring, and here we are eleven years later and I FINALLY have a real record out. I’ve been a fan of vinyl ever since my dad gave me his old turntable and small record collection (mostly Emmylou Harris and John Denver) when I went off to college. I still use the same stereo that he bought back in the 60’s, though I’ve since moved on to a new player. All that said, I’m incredibly excited to have an album I made out on the medium, and can’t wait for you guys to put the needle to it! You can pick up copies at my bandcamp store, but I only pressed 100 copies of this first edition, and 43 are already spoken for from the Kickstarter campaign, so get ’em while they’re hot! To celebrate this first limited vinyl release, each copy will come signed and numbered (out of 100) by me. And to all you Kickstarter backers, yours are going in the mail today, thank you once again so much for helping to make this possible!

The Fire Sermon – out in Europe / preview in US

The Fire Sermon is out now in Europe, and if you live there you can find it on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, and all the rest of the normal digital music outlets. If you live in North America, the album will be coming out on June 2nd, but you can already preview the first four tracks and pre-order physical copies of the album from Bandcamp!