Quotes – Musicians

“One of the most exciting singer-songwriters out there.”

Pete Anderson

Multiple Grammy Winner.

(Dwight Yoakam, Meat Puppets, Steve Forbert)

“John destroys the boundaries between great rock, country, r&b, and soul music by owning his noteworthy sound with respect to the great artists who came before.”

Ray Kennedy

Five time Grammy winner. Producer, Engineer, Musician

(Steve Earle, Billy Joe Shaver)

“Those are some damn good songs son.”

The late Delaney Bramlett

(Delaney and Bonnie and Friends, Eric Clapton, Duane and Gregg Allman)

“John was in Portland and I was in Nashville, so we started working long-distance. Trying to get to know each other and figure these songs out. My first clue to who John is was the 9×12 scuffed up manila envelope that showed up in my actual mailbox (not the virtual one). Inside was a real CD (not an iCloud link), with real songs, and many dog-eared pages torn out of a yellow legal-pad, and in John’s scrawl his personality coming through – funny, insightful, slap-dash, and humble. The record was already feeling real, and we hadn’t even started.”

“And that’s how it went from there – four or five musicians in a room, some just met, playing the way the moment tells them to, getting to know each other through the groove, the way the best musicians do. Without a click track telling them to behave, without a suit in the corner telling them what would sell. From John’s point of view, goddammit he had earned this moment, and was going to enjoy it. And the joy shows, does it not? Just put on the first couple bars of “Detour,” you’ll see what I mean…”

Brad Jones

Producer, Engineer, Musician.
(Hayes Carll, Chuck Prophet)

“It was a pleasure playing guitar on John’s new CD. Authentic and soulful songs. Hope I get to do it again!”

John Jackson


(Bob Dylan, Shelby Lynne)

“At last, new music from my ol’ buddy and it’s just what I would expect! Honest and gritty. John is in fine form from songwriting, singing, playing to producing. A great listen from top to bottom. John continues to make great music!”

Tammy Rogers King

Violin, vocals.

(2015 Grammy winners the Steeldrivers)

“John is one of the most gifted singer-songwriters and guitar players I’ve had the pleasure of working for many years. Always digging for some new musical rabbit hole to crawl into.”

Brian David Willis

Sound Engineer/Editor, Musician

(Brad Paisley)

“Love working with John. Very soulful musician and songwriter. Do yourself a favor and check out his records”

Dan Dugmore

(James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Warren Zevon)

“Done a lot of gigs and sessions with JB over the years. John’s a triple threat. A gifted singer, songwriter and picker. One of the best.”

Anthony Crawford

(Member of Neil Young’s The International Harvesters, Steve Winwood, Dwight Yoakam)