A veteran of the Memphis music scene, singer, songwriter, and guitarist John Paul Keith has four critically acclaimed solo albums, including his latest, "Heart Shaped Shadow". The album was produced by Austin, Texas guitar legend Will Sexton for Last Chance Records, alongside "In The Meantime", the debut full-length from Motel Mirrors, a collaboration between Keith, Sexton, and singer/bassist Amy LaVere, which reached #21 on the Americana Albums chart in 2018.
In addition to his own projects, John Paul recently appeared on the tribute album "Red Hot: A Memphis Celebration of Sun Records", with proceeds going to St. Jude. In 2017, John Paul had the honor of performing with ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons at the Memphis Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony for Roy Orbison. That same year, his song “Afraid To Look” was featured in the Paramount film "Downsizing". John Paul also contributed a song to the Don Bryant album from Fat Possum Records, "Don’t Give Up on Love", which was nominated for Album of the Year at the 2018 Blues Music Awards.
John Paul Keith just completed his third headlining tour of Europe in 2019 and continues to tour the US regularly. When he’s not on the road, JPK can often be found playing Memphis classics alongside his own originals on Beale Street with a crack 6-piece band with horns. In December 2019, John Paul was the host and musical director of the Elvis: A Christmas Peace concert at the SoundStage at Graceland, performing Elvis Presley’s favorite holiday and spiritual music, and in January 2020 he paid tribute to Sun Records with a special concert at the Guest House at Graceland for Elvis’ 85th birthday.
John Paul Keith’s fifth studio album, "The Rhythm Of The City", is planned for 2020.