× John R. Miller with JP Harris’ Dreadful Wind & Rain feat. Chloe Edmonstone 2023 tour announced

John R. Miller with JP Harris’ Dreadful Wind & Rain feat. Chloe Edmonstone 2023 tour announced

26-04-2022

John R Miller is a true hyphenate artist: singer-songwriter-picker. Every song on his thrilling debut solo album, Depreciated, is lush with intricate wordplay and haunting imagery, as well as being backed by a band that is on fire.  One of his biggest long-time fans is roots music favorite Tyler Childers, who says he’s “a well-travelled wordsmith mapping out the world he’s seen, three chords at a time.” Miller is somehow able to transport us to a shadowy honkytonk and get existential all in the same line with his tightly written compositions. Miller’s own guitar-playing is on fine display here along with vocals that evoke the white-waters of the Potomac River rumbling below the high ridges of his native Shenandoah Valley. 

Around Nashville, JP Harris is either known as one of the best carpenters, building recording studios or meticulously restoring historic homes, or as one of the best no- bullshit old-school country singers. But anywhere else he’s known as Squash (a childhood family nickname that never wore off), a quasi-mythical bearded figure known for rolling through underground picking circles, fiddler competitions, and stringband contests with his powerful banjo playing on handmade instruments.

With Don’t You Marry No Railroad Man, his debut recording of traditional music under the moniker JP Harris’ Dreadful Wind & Rain, his alter ego is coming out of the shadows to celebrate this arcane and truly American musical repertoire. Together with long time friend and ace fiddler Chance McCoy (formerly of Old Crow Medicine Show), the duo feature ten tracks spanning the breadth of American old-time repertoire. On this sparse and arresting recording, Harris isn’t mining his roots as a marketing pitch, he has the chops to back it up. The album was made at McCoy’s homestead in the remote mountains of Monroe County, West Virginia, in a hundred-year-old sharecropper’s shack.

Today we're excited to share John R. Miller with JP Harris’ Dreadful Wind & Rain feat. Chloe Edmonstone's 2023 tour dates:

02/03 Waterford, IRL - Dungarvan Singers Club
03/03: Clonmel, IRL - Clonmel World Music
04/03: Kilkenny, IRL - Cleere's
05/03: Dublin, IRL - The Grand Social
07/03: Ballybofey, IRL - Balor Arts Centre
08/03: Cookstown, IRL - The Red Room
09/03: Glasgow, UK - SWG3 Poetry Club
10/03: Newcastle, UK - Cluny 2
11/03: Manchester, UK - The Castle Hotel
12/03: Nottingham, UK - The Bodega
14/03: London, UK - The Lexington
16/03: Utrecht, NL - TivoliVredenburg
17/03: Amen, NL - Café de Amer
18/03: Malmö, SWE - Folk å Rock
19/03: Stockholm, SWE - Bar Brooklyn
20/03: Oslo, NO - Belleville
21/03: Gothenburg, SWE - Pustervik
22/03: Hamburg, DE - Nochtwache
23/03: Eindhoven, NL - De Rozenknop
24/03: Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
25/03: Herent, BE - GC de Wildeman
26/03: Venlo, NL - Joriskerk
28/03: Bilbao, ESP - Kafe Antzokia
29/03: Avilés, ESP - Factoriá Cultural
30/03: Santander, ESP - El Almacén de Little Bobby
31/03: Madrid, ESP - Clamores
01/04: Zaragoza, ESP - Rock & Blues Café
02/04: Valencia, ESP - Loco Club 

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