94.9 FM The River presents John Paul White (The Civil Wars) live at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St. in Downtown Boise) at 7:30pm Saturday, July 30. This is White’s only show in town! A meet-and-greet/signing with White follows the performance. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages.
White’s new album Beulah is out August 19 (CD and vinyl), and we’ll be taking preorders at the in-store. We’ll also have at the event an exclusive 7-inch featuring the single “Martyr” and non-album track “Maple Hill” for $2, and it includes a $2 off coupon for Beulah – purchase before the in-store and get a free VIP admission wristband!
ABOUT JOHN PAUL WHITE
The highly anticipated release is the former Civil Wars member’s first solo work in nearly a decade and was produced by Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes) and White, and recorded in Muscle Shoals at the renowned FAME Studios and at White’s own Single Lock Records.
Beulah—the title referring to a longtime family nickname and a reference to William Blake’s “place deep in the collective spiritual unconscious”—is a diverse collection of swampy southern rock, folk balladry and dark acoustic pop—songs that came unbidden to White, who wasn’t entirely welcoming of them at the time. “Honestly, I tried to avoid them, but then I realized the only way I was going to get rid of them was if I wrote them down. I got my phone out and I’d sing these little bits of melody, then put it away and move on. Eventually I got to a place where it was a roar in my head, and that pissed me off. Then one day I told my wife, ‘I think I’m going to go write a song.’ She was as surprised as I was. I went and wrote probably eight songs in three days. It was like turning on a faucet.”