We have the first announcement of our planned Autumn in stores for 2013…and it’s an exquisite one.
We are delighted to announce that ETHAN JOHNS will be performing live in store before his planned show at the Wedge on Wednesday 18th of September.
The performance will start at 18:30, with the doors opening at 18:15 on a first come, first ‘let’ in basis. We can only hold 40 peoples, so get there early.
The store will close at 17:30 to prepare for the performance.
We will of course be selling pies, drinks and records….including Ethan’s sensational début. I’m sure if you ask kindly, he will sign it for you if you choose to pick one up:)
Below is some more info about the great man, on Autumn solo tour in the UK – P&V
Ethan Johns Announces Ryan Adams’ produced single “Don’t Reach Too Far.”
“Gently majestic. Gutsy and evocative.” – NME 8/10
“Goes a long way to pinpointing just why Laura Marling, Ryan Adams, and Ray LaMontagne keep calling on his services as musician and producer.” – MOJO 8/10
“Detailed analogue sound, arrangements in which every note counts, and real-time immediacy. The only question is – what took him so long?” UNCUT 8/10
“Bruised and brilliant. He’s a class act on both sides of the mixing desk.” – THE SUN 4/5
Acclaimed recording artist and producer Ethan Johns releases the Ryan Adams’ produced single Don’t Reach Too Far on May 20th through his own Three Crows Records label. Taken from Johns’ debut solo album “If Not Now Then When?” the track features Johns himself on vocals, guitar, harmonica; Ryan Adams on drums and bass; and Chris Holland on organ. It was recorded at Adams’ Pax Am Studios, in Los Angeles.
“Don’t Reach Too Far” is a foot-stomping, floor-pounding number. “The recording was completely unplanned,” says Johns. “Ryan and I were hanging at his studio in LA and I literally had books of songs on the table. This one came to the surface – a song birthed from a stream of consciousness. I had only ever sung it 3 times – once when I wrote it, and twice in the studio. Ryan kept the second take. It was so immediate – the energy was flying! Ryan just caught it right there and then – kind of like an instamatic photograph. If punk was invented by cowboys in Texas and beamed to a Sears and Roebuck reel to reel in a garage in Long beach in 1963, it might have sounded like this…”
“If Not Now Then When?” was originally released on 12” vinyl last November alongside a nationwide tour of independent record stores. The Brit award winning producer, whose vast production credits include The Vaccines, Kings of Leon, Ray LaMontagne, Laura Marling, and Ryan Adams to name but a few not only performed songs from the album, but also held Q&A sessions at each of these shows. A wider release on CD and digital download came out earlier this year, followed by a hugely successful headline tour of the country.
ETHAN JOHNS LIVE (tickets on sale at ethanjohns.com)