October 8, 2014
by JPK
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The 78 Project

78project-album-Cover-Volume-2-1500x15002I was honored to participate in The 78 Project film and to be featured on Volume 2 of the official soundtrack. You can pre-order your copy here. It’s a limited pressing, so you wanna grab one while you can. This is a fascinating project, and this volume of the soundtrack has Victoria Williams, John C. Reilly, the Bo-Keys, Ben Vaughn, myself, and more. Order it!

The 78 Project documentary will be making its local debut at the Indie Memphis Film Festival on October 30.

June 2, 2014
by JPK
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Summer is here

DKDC summer 2014 final smallSummer is here and we’re back from the European tour. Thank you to everyone who helped us get there, everyone who put on the shows, and and everyone who came out to here us. If you want to kill some time you can check out my pics from the tour on Instagram, hashtag #EuropeCirca3AM.

In other news, two of my friends have released records recently which I had the pleasure of playing guitar on. The first is Arkansas’ Jim Mize, my labelmate and one of the most soulful singer-songwriters around. I was particularly proud of the track posted below.

I was also happy to play a little guitar on Amy LaVere‘s new album, Runaway’s Diary, produced by Luther Dickinson. Amy is of course my collaborator and duet partner in Motel Mirrors. We’ll be doing a handful of Mirrors gigs here and there in the coming months, so check back often.

As for my own act, we’ve added a lot of shows for the summer, including a Wednesday night residency at the lovely Bar DKDC here in Memphis. The cover is $5 and starts at 9:30, every Wednesday in June and July. Share with a friend!

- JPK

March 20, 2014
by JPK
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Europe Circa 3AM

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Europe 2014 starts now. Follow @johnpaulkeith on Twitter and Instagram to keep up with the tour, and use the hashtag #EuropeCirca3AM to share news and pictures from the shows. See you down the road!

* UPDATE: Zagreb show added for April 7.

** UPDATE: Prague added for April 15.

thu March 20 Paris — L’Espace B.
fri March 21 La Rochelle — Barbarella
sat March 22 San Sebastian — CC Intxaurrondo
sun March 23 Gijon — Sala Acapulco
mon March 24 off
tue March 25 Liérganes — Los Picos
wed March 26 Vitoria-Gasteiz — Pabellón Universitario
thu March 27 Madrid — La Boite
fri March 28 Tomelloso — Sala Beat
sat March 29 Zaragoza — Sala Exposivo
sun March 30 Tarragona — Sala Zero
mon March 31 Perpignan — UBU
tue April 1 St. Étienne — Thunderbird Lounge
wed April 2 Bergamo — Edonè
thu April 3 Vogogna — La Loggia del Leopardo
fri April 4 Savignano Sul Rubicone — Sidro Club
sat April 5 Bucine — Spectre Live Club
sun April 6 Salsomaggiore Terme — Devil’s Den
mon April 7 Zagreb — Spunk
tue April 8 Pan?evo — Apolo
wed April 9 Niš — Feedback
thu April 10 Novi Sad — Quarter
fri April 11 Zaje?ar — Omladinski Centar Zaje?ar
sat April 12 Beograd — Gun Club
sun April 13 Pecs — Trafik
mon April 14 travel
tue April 15 Prague — Propaganda
wed April 16 Bayreuth — Schoko
thu April 17 Luzern — Industriestrasse
fri April 18 Annecy — Le Bistrot des Tilleuls
sat April 19
sun April 20 Neuchâtel —
mon April 21 off
tue April 22 Frankfurt — Dreikönigskeller
wed April 23 Münster — Gleis 22
thu April 24 Groningen — Vera
fri April 25 Leiden — Qbus
sat April 26 afternoon: Venlo — Queensday Festival @ Perron 55
sat April 26 evening: Hasselt — Carpe Diem
sun April 27 Utrecht — dB’s
mon April 28 off
tue April 29 Malmö — Folk å Rock
wed April 30 Halden — Feelgood
thu May 1 Stockholm —
fri May 2 Moss — Tivoli
sat May 3 Göteborg — Showdown @ Henriksberg
sun May 4 Hamburg — Molotow

January 5, 2014
by JPK
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European Tour 2014, and remembering Roland Janes

Happy New Year from Memphis, everyone. I’m pleased to announce we will be heading overseas again this spring, for a whopping 8 weeks in Europe. Keep checking back with Kiss N Run Booking for the latest dates, and contact Robert if you would like for us to play your town.

266738_t607In much sadder news, we lost our dear friend and hero Roland Janes this past October at the age of 80. Roland was a Memphis music legend who started out at Sun Studio and helped pioneer the rock and roll recording business. He produced my latest album, Memphis Circa 3AM, and provided me with the most rewarding studio experience of my life, and also one of the most meaningful personal experiences as well. He is missed and and always will be.

I recently collected my thoughts and memories of recording with Roland, so that it would be documented before time dragged on and my memories got inevitably hazy. Some of this information may be a bit technical for the average reader, but I felt that it was an important part of the story, since Roland’s recording techniques were so idiosyncratic. You can read the entire piece over at my Tumblr blog.