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!

“Cashmere” and Europe

The first single from the upcoming new album, The Fire Sermon, is here! Beginning Friday, March 31st you can stream and download “Cashmere” on SpotifyBandcamp, iTunes, and all the rest. The album releases on May 5th in Europe and on June 2nd in the United States, and the release shows begin in Europe: 20.4 – Roisin Dubh, Galway, Ireland 21.4 – Mullarkeys Bar Clifden, Clifden, Ireland 22.4 – JJ Harlows Bar, Roscommon, Ireland 23.4 – The Harbour Bar, Bray, Ireland 24.4 – Mick Murphy’s, Ballymore Eustace, Ireland 25.4 – Spirit Store, Dundalk, Ireland 26.4 – The Wight Bear Ale House, Bournemouth, UK 27.4 – The Running Horse, Nottingham, UK 28.4 – Sir John Moore Found., Appleby Magna, UK 29.4 – Thimblemill Library, Smethwick, UK 30.4 – The Greystones, Sheffield, UK 01.5 – BGA House Concert, London, UK 02.5 – Brigant, Arnhem, The Netherlands 03.5 – café de loge, Ghent, Belgium 04.5 – Kulturcafe Lichtung, Cologne, Germany 05.5 – Kasseturm, Weimar, Germany 06.5 – House Concert, Böllenborn, Germany 07.5 – Zimmer 16, Berlin, Germany 09.5 – Cafe Prinz Willy, Kiel, Germany More details over at the calendar page.