Ethan Johns live at King’s Place is the January release on Bowers & Wilkins Society of Sound. The live show captures a home-coming performance by the renowned producer, multi-instrumentalist and artist – the culmination of a month long UK tour in support of his second solo album The Reckoning.
In this wide-ranging conversation Johns discusses a variety of topics, from what he seeks to achieve as an artist when on stage, to how he sees his own development as a live artist and front-man and his desire to capture the moment rather than a slavish pursuit of perfection.
Johns also reflects on his favourite live recordings by other artists including The Band, The Who, Charlie Mingus and Joe Cocker and his earliest memories of seeing his father Glyn Johns work.
As we hear Johns discuss these and many other topics – including his thoughts on the role of the producer – we gain a real insight into what drives him as an artist. It’s a fascinating companion piece to the King’s Place recording giving a real sense of the man behind the performance.