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About John Paul Keith

A 12-year veteran of the Memphis music scene, singer, songwriter, and guitarist John Paul Keith has four critically acclaimed solo albums, including his latest, Heart Shaped Shadow. Recently, John Paul appeared on the tribute album Red Hot: A Memphis Celebration of Sun Records, with proceeds going to St. Jude. John Paul also contributed a song to Don Bryant’s Don’t Give Up on Love  for Fat Possum Records.

When not playing guitar on recording sessions at places like Sun Studio, John Paul can be seen performing in one of the Bluff City’s many busy nightspots, or on one of his frequent tours of Europe, or singing timeless country and rockabilly duets with songwriter Amy LaVere as Motel Mirrors.

John Paul is an avid student of Memphis music history, appearing as a frequent contributor on NPR Worldwide’s Beale Street Caravan radio program. He’s also the founder and editor of, a blog covering the Memphis recording industry.

John Paul released his latest record, Heart Shaped Shadow, as well as Motel Mirrors’ full-length debut, In the Meantime, on Last Chance Records in March of 2018.

Top Reviews for John Paul Keith

"John Paul Keith burned the damn house down, much to the delight of our guests! They play that timeless American music that appeals to all ages, so it was good to see the oldsters boogie out on the floor along the youngsters. A renowned local historian, who usually maintains a professorial demeanor, was even doing The Twist while loudly proclaiming South Carolina as the birthplace of that wacky dance. Good times! Resource was courteous, attentive, and professional. I recommend them highly." -- Porter Barron, Columbia, SC

"Playing in a style suggestive of Chuck Berry, John Paul Keith is an understated talent who handles complicated riffs with ease. His music is inspired by early rock 'n roll, reminiscent of Buddy Holly and Sun Records." -- Stephanie Thomas, Birmingham Magazine

"Instead of having a traditional wedding band, we hired John Paul Keith, who we love seeing play venues around Memphis. It was great fun to expose our family and friends to their music, and we had an incredible time dancing!" -- Clay Hughley

"John Paul Keith offers a vibrant, nimble country twist on the city's latent roots-rock/bar-rock style." -- Memphis Flyer

"John Paul Kieth offers perhaps the most pleasurable sound in Memphis music right now." –- Memphis Magazine

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