"Simply for the love of music"
* * * Feature Set Saturday Jan. 18:
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John Wilson is a local musician-singer/songwriter who
has been playing in the Niagara area for over forty years. He is an acoustic guitarist and vocalist
who began playing in his mid-teens after being inspired by the music of artists like James Taylor,
Neil Young, John Prine, Steve Goodman and Lyle Lovett as well as bands like The Beatles and The
Kinks. He is an accomplished fingerstyle player who combines rhythm and melody into a fluid
Travis picking style. He is a frequent contributor at local Coffee Houses and open mics and
has been actively involved in presenting Acoustic Concerts in a variety of venues throughout
Niagara. During his performances he enjoys sharing stories about the songs that he plays and
tries to offer a variety of styles ranging from folk, blues to light rock and instrumentals. Humor
is always an important part of Johnís shows, and he usually tries to deliver a few songs with his tongue
planted firmly in his cheek. John has always enjoyed working with other players, and he
will be joined by several friends for his performance, including Wally Tomczuk on bass, Mike Carrigan
on vocals, John Mclaughlin on guitar and Mike Smrek on harmonica.
He keeps busy teaching Acoustic Guitar at
The Quarter Note School of Music out of Thorold Music in St. Catharines and helping
singer/songwriters with recording in his own studio- Whine Seller Studios.
All audio equipment and live sound mixing provided by Rob Sheele of
Red Sonic Studios in Port Colborne.
(The coffeehouse is non-profit,
simply for the love of music. All proceeds donated to charity.)