If Not Now Then When? (2012)
by Ethan Johns
Three Crows Records - TCR 1 - 00/11/2012

If Not Now Then When? is the debut solo studio album by English artist and record producer Ethan Johns. Inspired by the 22 minute opus of the same name by early 1990s Dublin band Spacepony UK (members of which later formed Future Kings Of Spain), it was released in November 2012 on vinyl and is scheduled to be released in other formats in February 2013, by his own Three Crows Music label. The album was recorded in early 2012 and was engineered by Dominic Monks. If Not Now Then When? was mixed by Johns' father, audio engineer and record producer Glyn Johns, at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles. The album features performances with Ryan AdamsLaura Marling and Danny Thompson. Johns will follow the vinyl release of the album with a full UK tour of independent record stores in November 2012.


1Don't Reach Too Far (written by Ethan Johns)
Producer - Ryan Adams
Drums, Bass - Ryan Adams
Engineer [Additional Engineering] - Dom Monks
Engineer [Additional Engineering] - Jeremy Stacey
Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals - Ethan Johns
Organ - Chris Holland
Recorded By - Mike Edge
2Whip Poor Will (written by Ethan Johns)
Backing Vocals - Ryan Adams
Recorded By [Additional Recording] - Dom Monks
Recorded By - Jeremy Stacey
Producer - Jeremy Stacey
Drum - Jeremy Stacey
Guitar, Vocals - Ethan Johns
Producer - Laura Marling
Backing Vocals - Laura Marling
Bass - Danny Thompson
Pedal Steel Guitar - Melvyn Duffy


Performance statistics

TitleTimes playedDebutLast played
Don't Reach Too FarNever played live
Whip Poor WillNever played live


Ethan Johns - Whip-Poor-Will (Official Music Video)

In November 2012 Ethan toured the album "If Not Now Then When" in independent record stores of the UK. Filmmaker Simon Whitehead joined him to document some of these great shows.

Ethan Johns - Don't Reach Too Far - Official Video

Ethan Johns visited Union Music Store as part of his tour of independent record shops, promoting his new album with a Q&A session. Here he sings 'Rally', from the album 'If Not Now Then When?'

Originally broadcast on Feb 21, 2013 this footage contains an insightful interview with Ethan Johns as well as a live session performance of 'Hello Sunshine.'

Ethan Johns - Hello Sunshine - Official Video (shot on the streets of Bristol and taken from Ethan Johns' debut album 'If Not Now Then When').