J.D. Wilkes' solo album Fire Dream out 2/16/18 on Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum. Imagine a sideshow blowing in on a Caribbean gale, only to land smack dab in a Kentucky junkyard. Then, and only then, might a listener begin to picture a suitable setting for FIRE DREAM, the latest solo album by musician/novelist J.D. Wilkes. Backed by an all-star cast of the South's most eclectic musicians (including members of both The Squirrel Nut Zippers and the Drive-By Truckers!), Wilkes crafts a soundscape of his homeland's varied voices. From the old-time music of Appalachia to the Cajun, jazz and island music of the Creole nether-glades, Fire Dream charters the listener on a journey... a journey, as it turns out, that has led only deeper into J.D.'s storied psyche.
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J.D. WILKES Solo Performances This Week!
THU 4/19 BOWLING GREEN, KY SOUTHERN KY BOOK FEST *JD Book Reading & Performance
SAT 4/21 BOWLING GREEN, KY SOUTHERN KY BOOK FEST *JD Book Signing & Panel 10AM
SPRING 2018 EUROPE - J.D. WILKES WITH THE LEGENDARY SHACK SHAKERS UNPLUGGED
WED 4/25 ARNHEM, NL. LUXOR LIVE
THU 4/26. LEEUWARDEN, NL BLOKHUISPOORT/ASTERIKS
FRI 4/27. BREDA, NL. MEZZ
SAT 4/28. GRONINGEN, NL RHYTHM & BLUES NIGHT FESTIVAL
MON 4/30. BREMEN, DE LILA EULE
TUE 5/1. LESSINES, BE ROOTS AND ROSES FESTIVAL
WED 5/2. BRIGHTON, UK PRINCE ALBERT
THU 5/3. MANCHESTER, UK SOUP KITCHEN
FRI 5/4. DUBLIN, EI GRAND SOCIAL
SAT 5/5. SLANE, EI BOYLES PUB *FREE SHOW
SUN 5/6. CORK, EI. CRANE LANE THEATRE
MON 5/7. GLASGOW, UK BROADSCAST
TUE 5/8. EDINBURGH, UK OPIUM
WED 5/9. NEWCASTLE, UK THE CLUNY
THU 5/10. LEEDS, UK BRUDENELL
FRI 5/11. LONDON, UK MOTH CLUB
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