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John Paul White

John Paul White
The Kernal

Saturday, October 22
Doors: 7pm
Show: 8pm

$18 ADV / $20 Day of
All Ages

Full Band Show

 


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Beulah.
Its a small, complicated word with a tangle of meanings.

Its the title of John Paul Whites new album, his first in nearly a decade, a remarkably and assuredly diverse collection spanning plaintive folk balladry, swampy southern rock, lonesome campfire songs, and dark acoustic pop. Gothic and ambitious, with a rustic, lived-in sound, its a meditation on love curdling into its opposite, on recrimination defining relationships, on hope finally filtering through doubt.

Beulah is also a White family nickname. Its a term of endearment around our house, White explains, like you would call someone Honey. My dad used to call my little sister Beulah, and I call my daughter Beulah. Its something Ive always been around.

Beulah is also something much loftier. For the poet and painter William Blake, Beulah was a place deep in the collective spiritual unconscious.

 

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Earlier Event: October 22
Knoxville Steel Guitar Jam
Later Event: October 25
Spike Collar Comedy Presents Jen Snyder