JOHN PAUL WHITE DEBUTS “MY DREAMS HAVE ALL COME TRUE”

SOLO ACOUSTIC FALL TOUR BEGINS TOMORROW

Grammy Award-winner John Paul White debuts, “My Dreams Have All Come True.” Listen HERE. White, who is in the studio recording music for an album next year, will include the new song along with additional new material in his upcoming special solo acoustic performances this fall. The tour kicks off tomorrow, October 6, at The Blue Door in Oklahoma City and includes stops in Fort Worth, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. See below for the full itinerary. For tickets and more information please visit johnpaulwhite.com.

“Kris Kristofferson made a living out of writing songs that said, ‘I get it. I’m no good for you. You deserve better. But...don’t go quite yet.’ This is my version of that type of moment.” White says of the track. “I wanted to write a complex song about a complex situation. Lots of changes, lots of elements. I wanted it to ebb and flow, like any relationship. It HAD to be a waltz. There was a conscious effort to keep the singer calm—almost soothing, comforting—as he explains that he knows where they’re heading. In the bridge, I deliberately sought to convey something slightly different than the rest of the song. A moment where the singer isn’t quite as nonchalant, and reveals he’s falling apart. And then with the final line, he pulls himself together, and accepts his fate. Because he always knew it was coming. I also just love a sad song with a happy title.”

One half of the four time Grammy-winning duo The Civil Wars, White’s collaborations include contributions to recordings by Rodney Crowell, Hiss Golden Messenger, Rosanne Cash, Jason Isbell, Candi Staton and Emmylou Harris, and production work with Lera Lynn, Lindi Ortega, Dylan LeBlanc, Penny & Sparrow and Donnie Fritts’ Oh My Goodness, which also marked White’s debut as a producer. White is also a partner in Single Lock Records, an independent record label based in Florence, Alabama.

Praise for John Paul White’s recent release, Beulah:

“A wise, entrancing and meticulous bit of Southern folk…for White, this is a return to self. If The Civil Wars invited listeners to confuse their characters with the singers, he is now making clear where his songs come from. It’s bracing to hear the return of a voice many have missed in a form few have heard.”–NPR First Listen

“[Beulah contains] songs that are daringly intimate, artfully modulated, hook-blessed and habit-forming.” —NPR Music

“Mr. White’s nuanced, insinuating, breathy vocals are frequently likened to those of such emotional, even fragile troubadours as Nick Drake, Jeff Buckley and Elliott Smith, and there’s sense in those comparisons, with an important distinction: In accent, musical choices and references, John Paul White is decidedly a product of the American South.” –The Wall Street Journal

“a solo album that recasts the Muscle Shoals resident as a fiery, folky frontman”–Rolling Stone Country

“For Civil Wars fans, there’s plenty to like. White’s breathy vocals, his literary lyrics and his acoustic pop melodies are the bones of the album. But he also draws on his rock influences on songs like ‘The Martyr,’ or his love for classic country music on ‘I’ve Been Over This Before,’ with its shimmery vibraphone and backup vocals from The Secret Sisters.” –Associated Press

“If Beulah is any indication, John Paul White sounds best when he’s making music on precisely his own terms.” –American Songwriter



For more information, please contact Carla Sacks or Krista Williams at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

JOHN PAUL WHITE LIVE—SOLO ACOUSTIC
*with John Prine

October 6 /// Oklahoma City, OK /// The Blue Door
October 7 /// Fort Worth, TX /// Fort Worth Live
October 9 /// Santa Fe, NM /// The Bridge at Santa Fe Brewing
October 10 /// El Prado, NM /// Taos Mesa Brewing Company
October 12 /// Phoenix, AZ /// Musical Instrument Museum
October 13 /// Tucson, AZ /// Club Congress
October 14 /// San Diego, CA /// Irenic
October 16 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Largo
October 17 /// Newport Beach, CA /// Marty’s
October 19 /// Big Sur, CA /// Henry Miller Memorial Library
October 20 /// San Francisco, CA /// Swedish American Hall (Noise Pop)
October 21 /// Sacramento, CA /// Harlow’s
October 23 /// Portland, OR /// The Old Church
October 24 /// Seattle, WA /// Ballard Homestead
October 25 /// Vancouver, BC /// The Wise Hall & Lounge
November 15 /// Little Rock, AR /// South On Main
November 30 /// Lafayette, LA /// Vermilionville Historic Village
December 1 /// Baton Rouge, LA /// Dyson House Listening Room
*December 12 /// Las Vegas, NV /// Westgate Theatre
*December 14 /// Phoenix, AZ /// Celebrity Theatre
*December 15 /// Tucson, AZ /// Fox Tucson Theatre