Episode 329: John Paul White

7Apr

Beulah hit like a tidal wave, marking a swift end to John Paul White’s music hiatus. It was a well-deserved break after the dissolution of the Grammy Award winning duo, the Civil Wars, but real life could only key the music at bay for so long. With his latest album due out this week, White reflects on Beulah as kind of an anomaly, an album that came almost effortlessly. The Hurting Kind, on the other hand, finds the musician drawing on his roots, for an old school sound that borrows heavily from the 60s Nashville scene. It’s big and celebratory, the product of collaborations with the era’s songwriters, like Whisperin' Bill Anderson and Bobby Braddock. Fresh off a performance at Carnegie Hall, White joins us to discuss the writing process, battling imposter syndrome and working Taylor Swift.

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