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Memphis Music Feature: John Paul Keith

Posted by Holly Whitfield | October 22nd 2020 391 0
Memphis Music Month continues! Each Tuesday and Thursday in October, we will share a Q&A with a local artist—so you can discover new music and get to know the amazing people making that music. See all the features here.

I’ve partnered with my friends at Memphis Music Hub for this series, so the ‘MH’ you see below stands for Music Hub.

MEMPHIS MUSIC MONTH FEATURE #7: JOHN PAUL KEITH

“For me, the heart of Memphis music is in its recording studios. It’s where that Memphis magic gets made before it’s shared with the world.”- John Paul Keith

Q&A WITH JOHN PAUL KEITH

MH: In one word or phrase, what about Memphis inspires you creatively?

John Paul:  Memphis inspires me to aspire to soulfulness.

MH:  Who in Memphis do you love to listen to?

John Paul: Don Bryant is one of Memphis’ greatest songwriters and a living legend. It’s an honor to have worked with him and to know him. His music both old and new inspires and influences mine.

MH: Which place gives you that Memphis vibe?

John Paul For me, the heart of Memphis music is in its recording studios. It’s where that Memphis magic gets made before it’s shared with the world.

MH: Where can we hear you?

John Paul:  I perform every week at 8 PM Central for my “Mondays in Memphis” at johnpaulkeith.com/livestream/ (via YouTube Live). I’ve recently launched a Bandcamp subscription service where I am sharing exclusive unreleased music every month with my biggest fans.

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