Hey Midwesterners! We hope to see you somewhere this week:
Wed 9/3 - Lindberg’s - Springfield, MO
Thu 9/4 - Davey’s Uptown - Kansas City, MO
Fri 9/5 - The Lift - Dubuque, IA
Sat 9/6 - Turf Club - St Paul, MN (with Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires)
Sun 9/7 - Bayport BBQ - Bayport, MN
Mon 9/8 - Reggie’s - Chicago, IL
For tickets and details, see johnpaulkeith.net, and share the Facebook event with your friends, please!
SO YOU’RE ABOUT TO TOUR EUROPE
My buddies The Sheiks are heading to Europe in the fall, opening for (and backing up) my friend Jack Oblivian. I’ve been four times now, each tour at least six weeks long, including two tours with Jack just like the one they’re about to go on. I’ve also run into some other bands who will be heading over there and have asked me about it. I figured I would write down some tips for them. Might as well throw them up on Tumblr too, in case someone out there might find this info useful.
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It’s that time again. Hard to believe this track is five years old. Free download for one week. Have fun down there in Texas, everybody!
Some cool photos by Yasmine Omari of us opening for Marty Stuart at the Germantown Performing Arts Center, February 15, 2014.
The band is Brian Wells on drums, John Trahey on bass, and Mitch Palmer on keys.
The new-school folklorists behind The 78 Project have pulled off a kind of musical time travel.
It was an honor to participate in fantastic The 78 Project. You can hear one of the sides I cut here.
Thank you to Lauren Rae at Enfectious Erf for this rad tour poster for Europe. Contact Kiss N Run Booking if you want us to come to your town!
Glenn Campbell, The Country Hipster…Life magazine, 1968.
A trifecta of things I love: @DollyParton, East Tennessee, and cats.
Dolly Parton and friends at home in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, 1960s