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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.

Boulder | Denver | CO Springs

Whew! Back from NYC and a great couple of shows at Rockwood Music Hall. Thanks to Will Knox for having me on thursday and to Sue, Gar and Chris and everyone at for our great event on Sat.

Back in CO for a while now and have a couple local shows coming up!

this friday May 11th I'll be at UI Sound Studios in Boulder CO

next sat May 19th I'll be at Swallow Hill in Denver CO

come say hi, it's been awhile!


NYC | MTV | Summer Tour!

Hey everyone, it's been a great spring sofar! Between SXSW, getting a song on season 4 of MTV's 16 & Pregnant, touring the east coast and opening for Brett Dennen I'm feeling pretty hopeful about 2012!

I've got a lot of shows coming up this summer, so take a look and come find me! and be sure to check out the new video!

And...if you're in NYC, come to Rockwood Music Hall stage 2this thursday night for a reunion show with my good friend,Will Knox.