Ethan Johns will release the Ryan Adams-produced single ‘Don’t Reach Too Far’ on May 20, the singer has confirmed.
The track also features Adams on drums and bass and was recorded at the singer’s Pax-Am studios in Los Angeles. It’s taken from Ethan Johns’ album ‘If Not Now, Then When?’, which came out last November.
Johns is best known as a producer himself, having worked on albums by Kings Of Leon, The Vaccines and Laura Marling before embarking on a career as a solo artist.
Speaking about his work with Ryan Adams, Johns says: “If punk was invented by cowboys in Texas and beamed to a Sears & Roebuck reel to reel in a garage in Long Beach in 1963, it might have sounded like this.”
Ethan Johns tours the UK in June with a mix of festival dates – including Bushstock in London and Lounge On The Farm in Kent – and headline shows in village halls and small venues across the country.
Ethan Johns will play:
Communion Bushstock Festival, London (June 1)
Totnes, South Devon Arts Centre (July 3)
Woolacombe Village Hall, Woolacombe
Calstock Arts Centre, Calstock (6)
Saint Bonaventure’s Parish Social Club, Bristol (9)
Portland Arms, Cambridge (10)
Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury (11)
St Albans Church, Oxford (12)
Fruit, Hull (15)
The Basement, York (16)
The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge (17)
Lounge On The Farm Festival, Canterbury, Kent (27)