Born in Brooklyn, NY, John was lucky enough to grow up with a healthy dose of Music, thanks to his father’s influence. He started playing guitar at 10 and has continued to hone his skills ever since. The Pedal Steel Guitar was always a fascination through his teens, when he listened to traditionalists Pete Drake & Lloyd Green, and Country Rock with the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia and the New Riders of the Purple Sage’s Buddy Cage. John picked up the instrument in 1974 and seldom puts it down!
John has played with the Moss Back Mule Band, Leon Raines, Legal Tender and toured with Harold Hill. His work with international schools has given him unique opportunities to demonstrate his love for his music. In April 2005, John was invited to perform as a soloist with the Prague Symphony Orchestra’s “Virtuosi de Praga”, in world-renowned Smentana Hall, Prague, Czechoslovakia.
With a keen understanding of guitars, their construction and proper maintenance, John joined American Music Furniture as a partner in August 2014.