John was born and raised on the Chesapeake shore in Maryland. He learned to copy Dylan's guitar/harmonica style to impress his girlfriend in high school. He joined the Army and participated in Desert Storm (1991). He is a nurse / music therapist at Siskin Hospital.
John plays Irish Celtic mountain music about the miners, farmers, and blue collar working man. His songs and albums reflect social justice and nostalgia for the good old days a la Woodie Guthrie, Gordon Lightfoot, and Bob Dylan.
"In the House" at the Grinder House is broadcast live on WFMC Jams every Friday from 6-8pm central.