Well folks, the month of March was a huge one for me and my music. And if you've been listening and supporting me for any length of time, I am eternally grateful. From March 11 - 21, the guys in Jamestown Revival took me out on the road to help them with a 9-date run of shows up the east coast and back down to Nashville. It was my first grown-up tour, and even though I was just helping sell their merch, I was super excited to be a part of it. Before they took the stage in Brooklyn, NY, they asked if I would be interested in playing two songs before Robert Ellis' set for the rest of the tour. It was nothing short of a dream come true. I got to play at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY; Gateway City Arts in Holyoke, MA; Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh, PA; and Brooklyn Bowl in Nashville, TN. Lots of folks came up to say some nice things after I played in each of these spots, and the support meant the world to me. So thanks to Jon and Zach of Jamestown Revival, thanks to my friend and mentor Robert Ellis, and thanks to all the nice folks who want to hear more of my music! I plan to release a single from my upcoming debut record in May, ahead of a full album release in the fall. After the release of the "Cosmic Trick" single on May 1st, I will be starting a Kickstarter to get some vinyl pressed, get some merch out there to you guys, and hire some people to help get wider exposure for the record. Turns out putting a record out is expensive, but I'm looking forward to sharing it with all of you, and especially looking forward to seeing more of you folks out there on the road soon!
"Born in the Big Apple, raised by a blind bluesman in Mississippi, has lived in 18 different states and 2 vans, worked everything between the front lines in Afghanistan to pushing smack on the streets of Seattle, is there anything that embodies Americana music as well as Jon Ruhl does??"
-Pithfork Magazine, April 2021
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