John Nolan, RAFCO
Welcome to Abendigo, John Nolanâ€™s third solo album. Earlier this year, after writing an albumâ€™s worth of songs, John took some time in May and spent two weeks at Barber Shop Studios in Hopatcong, NJ and Sapone Studio in Bethpage, NY. Working with producer / mixer Mike Sapone and engineer Brett Romnes, John was able to capture the energetic vocals and musicianship he envisioned for this endeavor. Abendigo features John on guitar, bass, piano and vocals, Brett Romnes (Movielife, I Am The Avalanche) on drums and Josh Knowles on violin and backing vocals. Abendigo blends rock with elements of electronic and ambient music to create something stylistically different than his first two records. â€œThis album combines sounds and styles in a way I never have before. Lyrically it also combines approaches in a new way. It shifts from the personal to societal, direct to abstract and deals with loss and happiness equally. In the end though, it all fits together to form a cohesive album,â€ said Nolan.
On November 6th John and his band will begin a US tour that is more extensive than heâ€™s done in the past and will cover most of the country. â€œWe had this nice window of time off and I really enjoy playing with these guys, so I decided to make the most of it,â€ states Nolan. Starting in Charlotte, North Carolina, the tour will cover the North East, Mid-West and West Coast, concluding in Albuquerque, New Mexico on November 28th. Nolan will be joined by all of the same band from his February run, featuring Anthony Natoli on guitar, Mark Eriksen on drums, Camille Nolan on piano and Zach Kirsimae on bass. This talented group also performed on Johnâ€™s live album that was recorded in April. Their set will feature songs from all three solo albums as well as Straylight Runâ€™s full lengths and EPâ€™s.
When John isnâ€™t busy with solo work, he writes, records and performs in Taking Back Sunday.