John Howie, Jr. album release party – Tickets – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC – September 22nd, 2018

John Howie, Jr. album release party

John Howie, Jr. album release party

Sat, September 22, 2018

Doors: 10:00 pm / Show: 10:30 pm

The Evening Muse

Charlotte, NC

$10.00 - $12.00


John Howie, Jr. & The Rosewood Bluff
John Howie, Jr.  & The Rosewood Bluff
Suah Sounds is excited to announce Not Tonight, the new album from Chapel Hill country/honky-tonk legend John Howie Jr.

When the time came to record his first "solo" album, singer/songwriter John Howie Jr. (Two Dollar Pistols, Rosewood Bluff) decided that the set of songs he had at hand, a set that documented the dissolution of a relationship, was just too personal to release under any banner other than his own name. That set of songs became Not Tonight.

Recorded over a series of sessions in starting in Spring of 2015 with esteemed Southern Culture On The Skids frontman Rick Miller behind the boards at his Kudzu Ranch studio, John Howie Jr.’s debut under his own name is a somber, haunting and emotionally-fraught affair that is the most deeply personal album he’s yet made. It documents a grappling with loss and loss of control that has Howie searching for any light at the end of the tunnel.

“This album is a step forward from a disconcerting period of time in my life,” Howie says.
“In this case, the long, slow dissolution of a relationship. Everything that goes with that is in these songs: loss, loneliness, booze, suspicion, all of it. Not Tonight confronts a specific, painful period in my life, and the music is largely sparser, the lyrics more confessional than before. It ends on a relatively high note, but it's a mighty rough road gettin' there.”

Enlisting a who's who of Chapel Hill-area players to help commit his vision to tape, Howie tapped into the deep well of compatriots from the stable of relationships he’s cultivated in his two-plus-decade career in music.

Featuring appearances by members of his own backing band The Rosewood Bluff, Sarah Shook and the Disarmers, the Shirlette Ammons Band, and Tonk, the subject matter of Not Tonight felt a little too personal to commit to anything but his own name.
Venue Information:
The Evening Muse
3227 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC