John is an artist everyone should see at least once, and if you do, you’ll never miss him again. He has emerged as one of our most respected and loved folksingers. As an instrumentalist, he is a master of a dozen different traditional instruments, most notably the rare and beautiful hammer dulcimer.
His storytelling style that has been compared to Will Rogers and Garrison Keillor. Hilarious, heartwarming, stirring and always entertaining.
His performances have won praise around the globe, from an Australian critic as “the most overwhelming folk performer in the English language,” to a Russian critic as “the most versatile and compelling performer this reviewer has ever seen,” and from Johnny Cash as “the most impressive instrumentalist I’ve ever heard.” His recordings have garnered numerous honors including seven Grammy nominations, multiple Parent’s Choice and American Library Association awards. Today, the praise for his song writing – rich in detail and still broad in scope – has put him in the forefront of his contemporaries.