ARDENT SESSION: JOHN PAUL KEITH & THE ONE FOUR FIVES

I think, no, I know, I’ve mentioned before that I read every single PR email and listen to my band email I get. The signal to noise ratio pretty much sucks but the fact is I started this site and all of those emails (and believe me, it’s a lot) are a sign of a little bit of success of the site so I feel I owe it to myself and the bands to a least read the email. Besides, sometimes you get some really cool little gems out of it and such is the case of John Paul Keith and the One Four Fives.

John hit me up on my last day at work before jetting out to Minneapolis. His email mentioned a recent Ardent Studio session they did and since I was pretty much just killing time till five I decided to give it a listen. What I got was a wonderful helping of 50’s / 60’s (think Jerry Lee Lewis, not Elvis) rock and roll that was too much fun to ignore. JPK has been at this thing for a long damned time. He even played in one of Ryan Adam’s numerous backing bands, The Pink Hearts.

In addition to the Arden Session the band recently released a 7″ which you can download from their myspace profile. It’s worth checking out too. Personally, I am putting these fellas on my radar for a full-length. Below is the Ardent Session and if you’re interested you can read their Break Thru Radio Bio here.

Smoke in a Bottle
Pure Cane Sugar
Memphis (Chuck Berry)
Second Hand Heart
Lookin’ For a Thrill
Otherwise
Drinkin’ For Two
Hide Away (Freddie King)
If I Were You
Too Hip
She’ll Dance To Anything
Phonograph
Baby’s Got A New Tattoo
Sweet Little Rock n’ Roller (Chuck Berry)

2 thoughts on “ARDENT SESSION: JOHN PAUL KEITH & THE ONE FOUR FIVES”

  1. Has anyone been to Memphis? I looked into going there for a weekend and between airfare from Texas and Hotel I might as well go to Cancun. It ain’t cheap. Someone tell me if it’s worth it since the music there seems to be as good as ever. When I fly through the Memphis airport it smells like Barbeque and I really want to jump in a cab and stay for awhile.

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