John is just a simple Country guy who picked up a guitar because he had stories he wanted to tell. He has been in love with singing and performing since he was young watching his family perform gospel.
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What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
Outlaw Country, I feel the best description is my sound is a blend of Southern rock and country. A blend of Hank Jr, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Eric Church
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
Just the one my folks gave me,I'm named after my dad and damn proud of our name!What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?:Huge lynyrd skynyrd fan and all southern rock, but Johnny Cash has always spoke to my soul, as well as Waylon Jennings and outlaw country muscians.
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
I'm releasing 12 songs this year as part of my fist project, I want to flood the world with the new music thats flowing out of me and my killer cowriters
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
Fame is great and would be killer to reach more people, but ultimately I just wanna be successful enough to play music everyday for people who love great music.
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
Most recently its Gun From My Hands, its a track I wrote with Olivia West, and Krys Midget. It speaks about my struggles with PTSD and I hope is a window for other folks to see the scars that veterans have that people can't see.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
Probably trying to balance a day job and all the hats you have to wear as a independent muscian, plus trying to stay active in my 2 little girls lives who live in upstate NY.
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
Usually a couple folks in a room and we start tossing around our ideas from the week, then we dig into that idea see if we can find something deeper and a new way to say it. I always try to make music that speaks to people in their hearts not just surface reactions.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
Its kept me busy its a positive and a negative to me, its a great way to put out new music and meet new fans but it can be exhausting to keep up with
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
Mostly indie stuff Dalton Black - Granddaddies Gospel, Taylor Austin Dye - Mean, Juliet Hawkins -Sidecar and Antonio Moraes - When the Cowboys are gone which I helped write. Theres also my favorite outlaw guys right now Tyler Childers, Cody Jinks, Dallas Moore and to many morw to mention.What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?:Lol a little bit of everything, my 2 biggest thing where culinary school and my own Bakery, then there were 8 years of serving my country in the Air Force.
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
Persistence is key and be true to yourself not what some label says you need to be.
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
I'd like to see some more charts created such as a outlaw chart and move Pop Country on to its on chart. Honestly I cant stand pop but its their music and aint gonna put it down.
How Do You Feel About Originality?
Its tough to find these days but I think we have to strive for it, those are the folks people will remember 50 yrs later.
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
Just that I'm blessed to be able to try and chase my dreams every and I thank god for that, I love my Country my family and my Kids. I pray that someday I'll have some music out there that will touch everyone's heart.