John Louis

 
 

Press Kit

John Louis is a singer/songwriter based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A 2019 Kerrville New Folk finalist, John crafts dusky folk and Americana songs. 

 

In 2018 John Louis released his latest recording Live at The Warming House, Minneapolis Minnesota, which includes 11 new songs plus 2 from John’s 2015 release Drift. The artwork and title pay homage to John’s favorite Townes Van Zandt record, Live at The Old Quarter, Houston Texas.

 

The release of Drift in September 2015 marked John’s first record as a solo singer/songwriter. For Drift, Louis pulled together some gifted Minneapolis-based musicians, including Mike “Razz” Russell (fiddle, mandolin, guitar); Jimmy Johnson (pedal steel); Brianna Lane (banjo, backing vocals); Jed Germond (fiddle); Andy Carroll (bass); the Cactus Blossoms’ Page Burkum and Jack Torrey (backing vocals) and Romantica’s Ben Kyle (backing vocals).

 

QUOTES 

 

Live at The Warming House, Minneapolis, Minnesota is both gentle and intense. It welcomes listeners in, and gives them something to think about.” No Depression

 

“John Louis's songwriting is reminiscent of Kris Kristofferson, John Prine and Townes Van Zandt.” The Current, Radio Heartland

 

“Rootsy singer/songwriter John Louis [is] equal parts John Prine and Robert Earl Keen . . . .” Minneapolis StarTribune

 

"A terrific live album!" The Sundilla Radio Hour (commenting on "Live at The Warming House, Minneapolis, Minnesota")

 

“Love it!” Jonathan Byrd (commenting on “Drift”)

 

“’Drift ... deserves a spot in any real roots-Americana lover's library.” Jim Walsh, former City Pages music editor and award-winning columnist for the Pioneer Press.

 


 

Press Links:

No Depression

June  10 , 2018

John Louis' Latest Album Welcomes Listeners In, Gives Them Something to Think About 

 

StarTribune

April 14, 2017

What's old is Wu Again

 

StarTribune

January 2, 2016

TCCT 2015: See all the music critics' ballots and comments

 

Southwest Journal

Happy Old Year

By Jim Walsh

December 30, 2015

 

Rift Magazine

September 23, 2015

By Rebecca Marx

Tucking into “So Sorry” by John Louis

 

Southwest Journal

Straight outta Kingfield

By Jim Walsh, July 14, 2015

 


 

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High Resolution Photo - Solo

 


  High Resolution Photo - Band

 


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Contact:

John Louis * 651-503-0265 * johnlouissongs@gmail.com *