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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 NewMemphisBeat.com, 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.


Song List Highlights

Dozens of great original roots-rock songs, plus great covers including

Carol – Chuck Berry
Little Queenie – Chuck Berry
Memphis – Chuck Berry
Sweet Little Rock N Roller – Chuck Berry
Hide Away – Freddie King
Scratchy – Travis Wammack
I Can Help – Billy Swann
Buckaroo – Buck Owens
Together Again – Buck Owens
Honky Tonk Blues – Hank Williams
I Still Miss Someone – Johnny Cash
Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash
Mona Lisa – Carl Mann
Wasted Days and Wasted Nights – Freddie Fender
Mama Tried – Merle Haggard
Think I’ll Just Sit Here and Drink – Merle Haggard
To Love Somebody – Bee Gees
Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound – Hank Williams Jr.
Women Make a Fool Out of Me – Jimmie Rodgers
Oh Boy – Buddy Holly
Come On Let’s Go – Richie Valens
Matchbox – Carl Perkins
Mystery Train – Elvis
When Will I Be Loved – Everly Bros.

and many more…..!