It’s been a long, hot summer. We’ve got shows to talk about and news about John and his friends! Be sure and read all the way to the end…
“THREES” BY HARUMPH
If you’ve been to a show with John and his band, then you know his bass player, Dave Leach, and you may also have heard Kate Dinsmore singing backup. Did you know that Dave and Kate have a band? They do, and John helped produce their first studio album, “Threes,” along with Wes Sharon, who produced “From the Ground Up” and “Songs.” You can get in on this action at their Kickstarter!
BE A SONGWRITER!
One of John’s earliest supporters was long-time friend of the Blue Door, Kevin Welch. Kevin is one of the best songwriters out there, and his son, Dustin, has collaborated with John many times, on songs like “Gawd Above,” “Paranoid Heart,” and “Poster Child.”
Kevin and Dustin will be playing a show at the Goddard Center in Ardmore, Oklahoma — a great venue that John’s Oklahoma and north Texas fans are very familiar with! — on Friday, Aug. 26. Then on Saturday, Aug. 27, they’ll be having a songwriting workshop at the Center from 10am to 3pm! There are still a handful of available spaces ($200 each) at the workshop; it’s a great opportunity to learn from the best in a relaxed and fun environment.
You can learn more about Kevin’s workshops at kwsongworkshops.com, and reserve your space (and buy tickets for the Friday night show!) by calling the center at 580-226-0909.
Now for your entertainment, here’s a video of the first time John ever shared a stage with Kevin, in January 2009 at the Blue Door.
FALL TOUR CALENDAR — LOTS OF GOOD STUFF!
OKAY, FLORIDA FOLKS! You’ve been asking for a long time, and we have news for you! Also Colorado, Texas, Arkansas, Georgia and Utah, and right here at home in Oklahoma. Better check it out!
9/4 – Pagosa Springs, CO @ Four Corners Folk Festival
9/6 – Amarillo, TX @ Golden Light Cantina
9/8 – Little Rock, AR @ Oxford American Concert Series
9/17 – Tahlequah, OK @ Illinois River Jam
9/24 – Bryan, TX @ Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival
10/7 – Denver, CO @ Civic Center Park Amphitheater
10/14 – Tallahassee, FL @ Lyric Stage Presents
10/15 – Decatur, GA @ Eddie’s Attic
11/4-6 – Moab, UT @ Moab Folk Festival
11/18 – Tomball, TX @ Main Street Crossing
12/17 – Austin, TX @ Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD…
Okay, you hung in with us all the way to the end, so here’s your reward. It’s a video of John in Tulsa last year with the full band, including Dave and Kate from Harumph. And here’s a tip: there just miiiight be something new from John in 2017. SO STAY TUNED!