John appears on numerous recordings and performs regularly throughout the East Coast. He has performed with Steve Gorn, Glen Velez, Robert Bly, Eugene Friesen, T.H. Subash Chandran, Ganesh Kumar, Krishna Das, Robby Gass, Mark Kelso, Vikki True, and Jim Owen and Tim Witter of Tabla Rasa. John is the founder of the ethnic percussion ensemble, Wakarusa, who are finalizing their latest CD for release in the Summer of 2005. In addition, he has produced and released his own CD in March of 2005 entitled, This Rhythm is Not Mine.
John loves to teach. He creates a safe, fun and non-competitive environment where students learn quickly. John has been leading drum circles for over ten years. He facilitates group classes for corporations, schools and healing centers throughout the United States. He also teaches students privately.
John is a poet and licensed Acupuncturist and herbalist. He has been writing poetry since 1980. Having practiced Yoga and Buddhism for two decades, lived in various ashrams, studied Chinese medicine in-depth, and traveled to many foreign lands, Johnâ€™s poetry is greatly influenced by both eastern thought and social injustices throughout the world.
Check out the artist's website:
1. This Rhythm is Not Mine
2. The Player's Hands
3. African River
4. We Are Still Here
6. The Eagle
9. This Rhythm is Not Mine (Instrumental)
10. The Player's Hands (Instrumental)
11. African River (Instrumental)
12. The Eagle (Instrumental)
13. Stars (Instrumental)