Ethan Johns: “Whip-Poor-Will”

Long before Ethan Johns gained notoriety for his work producing and performing on some of the best singer-songwriter records of the past decade, the British multi-instrumentalist was a promising solo artist in his own right. Now it looks like he’s ready to release a record with his name on the back and front of the packaging: “Whip-Poor-Will,” a new Johns cut just hit the web in official video form, complete with guest backing vocals from famous friends/collaborators Ryan Adams, Laura Marling, and more. No word yet on whether this sparse tune is set for the LP he was once making with his legendary father, Glyn Johns, but it certainly bodes well for whatever he’s got cooking. Check out “Whip-Poor-Will” below. Update: Glyn mixed this track. The full album is due in July.