Back In Kentucky...Rehearsals and New Albums

glad to be back in Louisville, Kentucky after a long summer of travel and tour. It's been a really exciting stretch of shows and I can't thank you all enough for showing up, hanging out and singing along! Big highlight would have to be playing with The Head and The Heart, Mayer Hawthorne and Thao & The Get Down, Stay Down. Thought I think the most personal show for me was getting to open up for my old friend Gregory Alan Isakov in Louisville. He's such a moving writer and singer(i even played in his band for a brief time!).

Well, the new Album is wrapping up and we're busy rehearsing and planning for the release, stay tuned for announcements as they happen.


 Gregory Alan Isakov and I.

Gregory Alan Isakov and I.

Wikipedia, Summer Tour, A New Movie

Summer is quickly approaching and I'm glad to be heading back to Denver Colorado for a series of shows starting with a great one at Magness Arena May 25th, I'll be playing alongside The Head and the Heart, Mayer Hawthorne, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down and more. For tickets check out:

I'm happy to say I got a song of mine into the upcoming film, "A Strange Brand of Happy" premiering coast to coast September 13th. There's also a new article in Wikipedia about me...which feels kind of weird...and neat.

Finally, we're currently putting the finishing touches on my new album, "You a Thousand Times" which will be released later this year so stay tuned...


Louisville sunset...

New Music Video and T-Shirts

Figured I'd better play a show while I'm in Denver so I snagged one at Denver's The Hi Dive. Come out and say hello, hear some of the new music and dance. Feb. 23rd, ticket information here:

Also, just before I left Colorado I teamed up with some talented young filmmakers to create this music video for "Life, Love and Pain" which was featured on MTV in 2012, take a look!

Finally, i've got some new t-shirts for sale, head on over to and snag one, it includes a free download of my first album!

I Live In Louisville Kentucky.

whew, made it.

I haven't moved to a town where I was a total stranger since I was 18 years's a strange, lonesome but inspiring feeling. Louisville has done a great job making me feel welcome, including a fun spot on the local news, check out this video here:

playing tonight at the great local venue, Uncle Slayton's with a couple pals, justin lewis and patrick dethlefs, come say hello. I'll be back in Colorado this February to record my new album, so look out old friends, i'm coming for you.

stay in touch,



Farewell To Colorado | John Hiatt

Big news, I've decided to leave Colorado.

In the 7 months since the release of "oh oh", my music career has grown exponentially. Between concerts, film/tv and album sales, I'm now able to shift my focus entirely to touring and recording full time. Over the coming winter I'll start working a new album to be released on sonaBLAST records sometime next year, and am moving to Louisville Kentucky to work and tour out of sonaBLAST's HQ.

I've truly loved the time I spent in Colorado and feel so fortunate to have gotten to make music and learn from so many wonderful, creative people. I want to express my deepest thanks to everyone who has supported me, whether by coming to a show, donating to my kickstarter, taking some lessons or just sharing some insightful conversation.

Thank You.

I will be back for many colorado shows in the future, but there are two big chances to see me play before I leave at the end of October:

Thursday August 30th I have the very large honor of opening for the legend, John Hiatt at Chautauqua auditorium in Boulder.

Saturday October 13th I'll be having my official farewell show at the Hi-Dive in Denver. Click HERE for ticket information.

I hope you can join me for my sendoff show October 13th so I can thank you in person. Stay in touch, KJ.

Somebody That I Used To Know - Elliott Smith

I was invited to play at a tribute concert and film premiere for Elliott Smith a few weeks back. Elliott was a huge inspiration to me, and this song in particular. Check out the film "Searching For Elliott Smith". I was moved to record my solo banjo/voice rendition and film a music video, check it out below.

Thanks to Scott McCormick and Josh Mackey(House in Motion) for their work on this video.