Esteemed North Carolina indie rock label Yep Roc Records celebrated 15 years with performances from Fountains of Wayne, Robyn Hitchcock, Chatham County Line, John Wesley Harding, Dave Alvin, Nick Lowe, Tift Merritt and more. The festivities took place in Carborro, North Carolina over the weekend.
“The Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest” by Bob Dylan
In “The Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest,” Bob Dylan’s enigmatic centerpiece of his 1967 album, John Wesley Harding, a neighbor boy helping carry out the dead body of one of the title characters spouts the line, “Nothing is revealed.” Perhaps there is no better way to describe the song, or, for that matter, [...]
Photo: Jason Creps Memphis-born singer-songwriter Megan Reilly moved to New York City to jump start her music career, which lead to two critically acclaimed albums. Her third, The Well, is her first release in six years, and features a duet with John Wesley Harding. Reilly talked to us about music and motherhood, the most important [...]
John Wesley Harding Takes You Through The Songwriting Process
Since 1990, John Wesley Harding has recorded 18 albums and penned three acclaimed novels. His latest album, The Sound Of His Own Voice (out 10/11 on Yep Roc) teams him up with members of the Decemberists, as well as friends like like Rosanne Cash, Peter Buck, Laura Veirs, and Scott McCaughey. It’s also got the [...]
John Wesley Harding, “There’s A Starbucks (Where The Starbucks Used To Be)”
“There’s a Walgreen’s where there were no walls, just greenery,” sings John Wesley Harding on his latest single, “There’s A Starbucks (Where The Starbucks Used To Be.)” “Starbucks” is the debut track from the veteran folk singer and novelist’s latest album, The Sound Of His Own Voice. Out October 11 via Yep Roc, the new [...]