John performed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for a special Buddy Holly honorarium along with John Mellencamp, Marshall Crenshaw, Joe Ely, and Nanci Griffith to name a few. In the past, John has also shared the stage with such greats as Taj Mahal, The Coasters, Bobby Vee, Marty Stuart, The Fireballs, Dick Dale and Bill Haleyâ€™s Original Comets.
His first original CD entitled "A Boy's Gotta Do What a Boy's Gotta Do" was a fifties-esque blend of pop, rock, country and surf and featured ten original songs and two covers. The bonus track "Hey, Buddy" (tribute to Buddy Holly) first debuted live in Chicago on WGN's Steve and Johnny Radio Show and was also included on their first ever Best of Steve and Johnnie Show live CD entitled "Life after Dark" on the Nation Records label. The song has also aired on regional stations across the U.S. as well as the UK.
"Romance and Redemption" his latest features 8 new original songs and 5 covers with many musical styles and influences: Rock and Rollabilly, pop, country, i.e., rootsy Americana music at itâ€™s best.
Though John is indelibly linked to Buddy Holly and Hollyâ€™s influence can be heard in some of his songs, he continues writing and performing his own compositions creating new and vivid sounds in the classic American roots tradition. Hail, Hail Rock and Roll!
Check out the artist's website:
1. Am I the lucky One?
2. Thanks for the Laughs
3. Laundromat Baby
4. My Beautiful Ballerina
6. Wild West Hero
7. Sittin' on Top of the World
8. U Told Me
9. Patch of Earth
10. Love me Baby after Tonight
11. Nothing but a Dream
12. Help Me to Forgive and Forget
13. I Never Felt Like This