John Timmons


Originally from Evansville Indiana, John discovered Louisville in 1976 when he arrived for a job at Karma Records on Bardstown Road. From day one, this was his home. Stints at other local music stores followed, including Vine and Phoenix Records, then operating a mail-order record business from his Old Louisville apartment and van. He opened the first ear X-tacy store in 1985. After a successful 26 year run, it was time to move on. John is also the founder of the “Keep Louisville Weird” campaign, co-founder of LIBA, the Louisville Business Alliance (Buy Local First) and has been on the board of directors for The Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS), The Americana Music Association, and The Association For Independent Music in addition to LIBA. Music has always been his driving passion since childhood. His most important passions also include his lovely wife Denise, and Olive, the sweetest cat in the world. He is extremely proud to be a part of WFPK and Louisville Public Media family; it’s a natural progression in his next chapter.

listen hear! Song of the Day: Bomba Estéreo and Manu Chao share new collaboration “Me Duele”
listen hear! Song of the Day: The War On Drugs announce deluxe box set and share new song “Oceans of Darkness”
listen hear! song of the Day: Joy Oladokun collaborates with Chris Stapleton and the result is a “Sweet Symphony”
listen hear! Song of the Day: Paula Cole collaborates with Jason Isbell and John Paul White on new single “Mother, Son and Holy Ghost”
listen hear! Song of the Day: Margo Price announces new album Strays and tour with a “Change of Heart”
listen hear! Song of the Day: Jessica Willis Fisher ‘Brand New Day’ – “It’s my own reminder that every day, every moment really, is an invitation to begin again.”
listen hear! Song of the Day: Bedouin Soundclash (feat. Aimee Interrupter) dig back into their musical roots on “Walk Through Fire”