Jon Patrick Walker Announces New LP for June + Shares “All-Night Diner”

“As soon as I’d recorded the title track to [The Rented Tuxedo,] I knew that “Diner” would be a perfect bookend.” Walker says. “And indeed, it is the closer, the only position a song with such an epic fade-out could have, I might add.”

A highly respected actor for nearly 30 years, appearing on Broadway (most recently playing King George to raves on the national tour of Hamilton), on Television and in Film, JP has turned his creative energies to songwriting and music-making, releasing his first album, The Guilty Party, in 2013. Jon followed that up with Josh Kaufman-produced LP, People Going Somewhere, in 2016. A six-song EP entitled, You And I was released in 2018, and last October, Jon released long-player  Welcome to the Edge Times, which garnered rave reviews. His latest effort, arriving a mere 8-months later, is The Rented Tuxedo & Other Songs, a masterful and polished 9-track collection. Imbued with humor, pathos, wit and musical sophistication, songs variously recall work by David Bowie, Simon & Garfunkel, the Beatles and Bob Dylan, even as Jon’s unique sensibility shines through every track. The record was recorded this winter with legendary producer Roger Moutenot in Nashville, although the title-track was written in Memphis and recorded there at Sun Studio last summer. Jon lives in Los Angeles with his wife, the actress Hope Davis, their two daughters and their dog, Jennie.

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