Rated 5 out of
We remember you John Paul White
I last saw John Paul White four years ago a few days before the break up of The Civil Wars. It has been a long wait, but I knew the time would come and I was beside myself with excitement when he announced the release of his new album 'Beulah' in the summer. I could believe when he announced he would be playing a couple of UK dates, and one was in my home city, in a venue I visit regularly. I bought tickets the minute they went on sale. What an extraordinarily talent John Paul is - he brings his own unique and highly distinctive sound to his singing, guitar playing and songwriting. The music is timeless.
The crowd was as delighted to see him back as I was, and it was clear he was genuinely very happy to be there and enjoying performing. He was accompanied by his good friend Adam Morrow, who worked on the new album with them. The set list was made up largely with songs from the new album, but he also included several covers - especially notable of these was him opening the show by singing 'I Remember You' unaccompanied, and totally captivating the audience. He promised he will return again soon, which can only be a good thing.
The support artist Rory Butler, who seemed an ideal choice to for a John Paul White audience, also performed an excellent set that was very well received by the audience. His star is also in the ascendancy and I look forward to seeing them all again soon.
Date published: 2016-11-08