SongVault Artist Profile
Wisconsin, United States
Alternative Folk / Americana
Given a guitar by his grandmother when he was 15 years old, John quickly put his background in music from playing the piano and trombone to good use. After playing in a few different bands, John began to delve into songwriting at the age of 19. Now 24, he has already played all over Wisconsin, as well as in 20 other states and the Canadian province of New Brunswick. Along the way John has opened for and shared the stage with the likes of Ben Kweller, Ari Hest, Jeffrey Foucault, OM Trio and Steve Poltz.
A well-known performer in his home town of Madison, WI (John recently won a MAMA award for "Folk/Americana Album of the Year" for his first album, Dusk Came Slow), he is now touring the greater United States. Along the way he has played cities from Kansas City to New York City, Cleveland to Austin, TX, and was even invited to the 2007 Wakarusa Festival in Lawrence, KS. In July of 2007, John released his 2nd album in just two years, entitled Our Love Was Made For Canada, and is currently performing the brand new songs at acoustic venues... everywhere.