Hot off the presses, JOHN PAUL KEITH & THE ONE FOUR FIVES have just finished their debut LP, SPILLS AND THRILLS
, for spring 2009 release on Big Legal Mess Records
- an imprint of the legendary Fat Possum
label of Oxford, Miss.
The band took great pains to make sure it sounds as good as possible on
a format nobody listens to anymore. In fact, they spent almost as much
time making the record as they did making their Myspace page
Just who the hell are these people? Well, John Paul Keith is a native
of Knoxville, TN, who has moved around a lot and played in a lot of
bands (The V-Roys
, The Nevers
, Ryan Adams' Pink Hearts
, Harlan T. Bobo
, Jack Oblivian
, and Jim Dickinson's
garage rock project, Snake Eyes
Keith moved to Memphis a couple years ago and hooked up with Alvin Youngblood Hart's
former rhythm section, bassist M. EDGAR STUART and drummer JOHN
ARGROVES. Not content to embarrass just themselves, they soon recruited
guitarist/producer/recording engineer KEVIN CUBBINS, along with pedal
steel player JOHN WHITTEMORE (Jack Oblivian & The Tennessee
Tearjerkers), and organist/piano man AL GAMBLE.
Like all new bands, the guys struggled at first to come up with a good name. Eventually, they gave up.
Eschewing the normal route of opening for more established bands, the
One Four Fives generated a buzz around Memphis by doing bills on their
own. With multiple sets of Keith's originals mixed in with dusty cover
tunes, these all-night rambles have earned the band quite a reputation
in the dives around Midtown. Despite that, their audience just keeps
Availabe NOW for all public events and private functions (weddings, bar
mitzvahs, funerals, etc) - you can count on JOHN PAUL KEITH & THE
ONE FOUR FIVES for all your favorite numbers!