Midwest / Songwriter Serenade

Hitting the road this April with Nashville songwriter Kyle Cox and we’re playing some of my favorite Midwestern locales! Come out and see us:

for more info visit the calendar page

Also, I am honored to be a semi-finalist in the Songwriter Serenade Competition, to be held next month in Moravia, Texas on May 4th! If you happen to be down in Texas come on out, there are tickets available and it will be my first time playing in the state in a full decade.

Ireland/UK with Megan Burtt in October

 

 

 

 

 

 

All dates co-billed with Megan Burtt

(listed date/month)
11/10 – Workman’s Club (Vintage Room), Dublin, Ireland
12/10 – Levis Corner House, Ballydehob, Ireland
13/10 – TBA, Ireland
14/10 – House Concert, Howth, Ireland
15/10 – Ballymore Acoustic at Mick Murphy’s, Ballymore Eustace, Ireland
16/10 – Roisin Dubh, Galway, Ireland
17/10 – American Bar, Belfast, UK

18/10 – Private Event, Liverpool, UK
19/10 – Shakespeare’s, Sheffield, UK
20/10 – Thimblemill Library, Smethwick, UK
21/10 – Private Event, Manchester, UK
23/10 – The Harrison, London, UK
24/10 – Running Horse, Nottingham, UK
25/10 – St. Peter’s, Sudbury, UK
26/10 – Sir John Moore Academy, Appleby Magna, UK
27/10 – The Old Stables, Swanage, UK

Darkness on the San Juans released!


Darkness on the San Juans is out now! Order physical copies (CD & vinyl), digital downloads, or stream at John’s Bandcamp store, and also available on Spotify, Apple Music, and everywhere else music is generally available these days.

Some early praise:

“…the more you dive into the album, the more the originality and intricacies shine. His personality is woven into his songs, almost as if by listening to Darkness on the San Juans you’re making an attempt to get to know Statz personally. He’s a professional at putting his listeners in his shoes.”
303 Magazine, Denver, Colorado

“A rare East Coast visit from Denver-based singer-songwriter John Statz, who has managed to put out seven records in a little over a decade’s time while staying under the radar, and whose music — electric, urgent folk; aching, sweet country-rock — makes you wonder why that is the case.”
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The Boston Globe

“I should know about John Statz. Embarrassed that I don’t.  He’s got eight studio albums under his belt.  I can’t turn back the clock and listen to all those records so I’m going to have to take this one on it’s own merits… and I heartily recommend.”
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Songs:Illinois

 

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