August 8, 2013 premieres a track from the new record + more news

We are very excited to announce that has premiered a track from our forthcoming album Memphis Circa 3AM, a song called “Everything’s Different Now”. The album hits stores September 17 and we’ll be celebrating the release with a free show at the Levitt Shell on September 20!

In other news, my duet side-project with Amy LaVere, Motel Mirrors, will be releasing our debut 7-song, self-titled EP on August 27 and celebrating the release at Young Avenue Deli on August 24. The EP will be available via digital download (iTunes, etc) and 10″ vinyl. You can read more about the project here. We’re also excited to announce that Motel Mirrors will be headlining this year’s Cooper Young Festival on September 14.

Also, be sure and check the tour dates page for both Motel Mirrors and JPK tour dates. We’re adding more all the time, including an East Coast tour in October.

Lastly, if you’re not following me on Twitter, the Memphis Flyer thinks you should be. Warning: my Twitter feed may contain bad jokes and awful puns. Proceed with caution.

July 9, 2013

The new album, MEMPHIS CIRCA 3AM, due 9.17.13

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Ladies and gentlemen, it’s official. The new album is called Memphis Circa 3AM. It was produced by Roland Janes at Sam Phillips Recording Service, and it will be our third release for Big Legal Mess (Fat Possum). The street date for North America, Australia, and Japan will be September 17, 2013. Stay tuned for a European release date, as well as a Memphis release party and of course a track preview (eventually). I’ve never been more proud of or excited about a recording I’ve worked on. Can’t wait for you guys to hear it.

Photo by Jim Herrington.