John Paul Keith in NL this month with new album "Rhythm of the City"18-04-2022
Rootsy and clever singer/songwriter John Paul Keith, is a journeyman artist with a bent toward vintage Fender Telecaster-driven pop/rock twang. A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Keith grew up singing in church, learned to play guitar around age ten, and inherited a love of classic rock and blues artists like Chuck Berry and B.B. King from his truck-driving father. With his fifth album Rhythm of the City John Paul Keith will be coming back to Europe this month:
Rhythm of the City is a love letter to Memphis, and the album is peppered with references to the city’s rich musical history. The electric sitar on the album is a tribute to the late studio musician Reggie Young. The airplane sound on the title track is inspired by the Box Tops’ hit “The Letter,” while “Love Love Love” was inspired by Johnny Burnette and the Rock and Roll Trio. In a body of work that consistently draws critical praise, this new release may be Keith’s best album yet. It's stylistically diverse, a joy to listen to, and full of the spirit of Memphis.