The John Willingham Band

The John Willingham Band plays an eclectic mix of rock and pop from the 1960s to today. From the deep well of The Beatles and Dylan, through the great songwriters of the 70s (Paul Simon, Warren Zevon, Van Morrison), to the crafty alternative rock of the 80s (R.E.M.,Elvis Costello, Squeeze ), and the many great bands and songwriters of the 2000s ( Ryan Adams, Jason Isbell, David Gray).   The thread that ties it all together is a love of engaging melody, lush harmony and song-craft. There is often an acoustic guitar at the center of the mix. The guitar solos are there to serve the song. The primary focus is on singing great songs. The hits are covered but the b-sides and rarities are on the menu as well.

Favorite Artists

Van Morrison, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Ryan Adams, David Bowie, James Taylor, Steely Dan, Neil Young, Lyle Lovett, Elvis Costello, Dire Straits, Warren Zevon, R.E.M., The Rolling Stones, Big Star, Steve Miller, David Gray, John Mayer, Coldplay, Crowded House, Jackson Browne, Wilco, Jack Johnson, Paul Simon, The Jayhawks, John Cougar Mellencamp, The Eagles, Sting, John Hiatt and many others.


Contemporary rock, classic rock, indie, acoustic pop, singer/songwriter, alternative, Americana, roots rock,


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