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Notes and letters from you!


William Nixon emailed on Aug 2,2017

Miley Cyrus Music Video
Hey John, I am an assistant of Miley's longtime collaborator, Diane Martel. Diane is a music video director and multi-faceted creative. Miley is interested in casting you in a new music video shooting 8/11 and/or 8/12 in Los Angeles and Diane has asked that I reached out. Where are you based? Is this something you would be available for? William Nixon

Vinnie Leddick emailed on Nov 30, 2016

John, thank you so much for the phone call this morning, it truly made my week! I just finished listening to your tribute to Bob Dylan. WOW! I'm looking forward to listening to more of your music. You certainly embody the inspiration to stay positive and embrace whatever tomorrowbrings. Stay in touch. Stay well. God Bless!

John Will emailed on Feb 7, 2016

John, If memory serves correctly, we sang together in the chorus at the St. Louis Muny in 1953. I was so pleased to read that you stayed with music and enjoyed such an interesting career. May you sing for many more years. John

Stephen Boutilier emailed on Jan 17th, 2016

Hey John, been a long time since the Rangeley Inn days.. Glad to see you are doing what you love to do.... Have many fond memories if us together in Rangeley,Maine..

Carl Martin emailed on June 29:

Just saying hello and appreciate your song.
I'm trying to learn Bob Dylan's "Tomorrow Is A Long Time", and coincidentally, I ran into your version on the web. It's beautiful, and thanks for making it available to us. I'm also in my 80's, and I want to say you're a great example of how life doesn't stop when you reach 30. God bless and protect you for many years to come.

 Carl Martin 

Ken said: June 1st,2015

John, you never cease to impress, amaze, and inspire me. You were one of the first friends my son and I made in Grand Junction. We especially cherish your musical performance at Ben's Bar Mitzvah now some ten years back. I fondly remember as well the times we've hit tennis balls and genuflexed on the alter of the powder tele turn together. May you keep riding and keep skiing and keep inspiring for many years to come! Your friends, Ken and Ben 

Julie Grode said:  May 27, 2015

It was so good to meet you this morning at the coffee shop! You are just fascinating, and I love your music and storytelling. Keep sharing your gift!!!!

Mark Scofield said:   April 3rd, 2015 11:12 pm
Long time no see, my friend. Thanks for all the years of fresh tracks and sweet music. What a lovely long piste from Winter Park to wherever we seem to be going. Alive and well over here in CO Springs w wife Dani. My wish for you tonight is that you receive 1/10th of the joy and music back, that you have shared w your friends and the world. Ski tip #6: Left mother, right mother: turn the mothers!

Lynn Winters said:   September 28th, 2014 5:52 am
So wonderful to meet you! I have been enjoying your CD as I drive to work and using that pick as I relearn guitar. Thanks so much, Hope you make a trip to Stonington again some time. Lynn

lynn harrell said:   September 23rd, 2014 12:11 am
So lovely to have met you John at the airport. You are an inspiration to so many, now you can add me! The opening of the new Avelon theater with the Grand Junction Symphony was a treat for everyone , including myself. Sorry I couldn't offer you both tickets , but it was sold out. I met many wonderful new people and it was a lovely few days... Hope to meet with you again, Warmly, your performing colleague Lynn Harrell

Suzie Kaunitz Jack said:   April 4th, 2014 1:34 pm
Hi John, It's a long story, taking root in a contest between my brother Frank and I regarding coincidences. And, I'm not at all sure you'll remember us, but we were two of your biggest fans back in the late 60's:) We hailed from Buffalo, New York, and would take our winter family ski vacations up in Sugarloaf, Maine. You became our ski instructor and friend, regaling us some evenings with your guitar and love of music. I played guitar also, and you taught me a few songs-"Satisfied Mind", was my favorite at the time. Once, my brother and I even stayed with you when we drove up to Sugarloaf by ourselves:) Anyway, one spring, you visited us in Buffalo. It wasn't long after that you left Maine, I think, and ventured west, and we were unsure of your eventual destination but believed it to be Telluride? My brother and I would talk about you whenever we got together. He now resides in Jackson Hole, Wyoming; I remained in the Buffalo area. Well, your name came up again on Dad's birthday (4/2) in a consequential meeting between my brother and Harry Baxter who happened to be visiting Jackson. They began talking, he told Frank about your cd's, so I looked you up and am delighted to know you have created so much music. I'm going to have a listen now:) Anyway, I wanted to send my best wishes along to you and let you know you are so fondly remembered by us. Perhaps our paths will cross some day again. Warm regards, Suzie

zhifen said:   March 12th, 2014 8:48 pm
I love the skiing song! And the spirit of skiing through that story! Thank you for your sharing! I will ski more! :)

Robin Shumate said:   June 20th, 2013 6:02 pm
Hi John, This is your neighbor Robin, thanks for the sweet visit today, I enjoyed your videos of your singing and playing. God has given to each one of us a gift to bring Him glory. I think He is so happy and glorified with your music and your heart. God Bless You,In His Grip, Robin

Pat Gautier said:   December 3rd, 2012 8:32 pm
Hi John. We met at Loveland the day before Thanksgiving. I am on my trip to Mexico City that I was planning that and finally have some mee time to check out your work. Good stuff! You were right about the Ski Song. It made me want to high-tail it back to Colorado. It was great to meet you and i am glad you shared your talent with me. My best to you and yours. -Pat

Randy Latshaw said:   July 17th, 2012 7:03 pm
John, i love your heart, it's where your music comes from. keep it up brother RL

Kathy Ziola said:   May 31st, 2012 9:54 am
Hi John, I watched your video the Skiing Song. I really enjoyed it. So fun to see you and your family skiing the project together. Some great ski shots! and i very much enjoyed the poetry of the music. Thanks for brightening my day, which you do every time I see you by the way. :) Blessings, kathy

Barry said:   October 24th, 2010 6:38 am
Like John my heart will always be in Colorado. Thanks for a great song!

Iris Aubrey-Babidge said:   May 6th, 2010 4:53 pm
John this is Iris Ed Harris's friend in England, I have listened to your voice,an amazing voice that I could listen to for hours. Such beautiful words straight from the heart. I would like a CD or someway I could listen to your songs. Is there a way for this to be? Be happy......Iris

Joseph Schwarz said:   February 20th, 2010 12:18 pm
John, thank you for helping to organize "Three Guitars and a Mandolin" benefit concert for Dr. Ed Harris, February 19, 2010 at The Chapel at Canyon View Vineyard Church in Grand Junction. I'm pleased to know that Ed Harris will now be able to get a voice-activated computer to assist him in his writing of poetry and essays. Dr. Harris is one of the finest people I have ever known. You, the 3 other musicians, Coffe Muggers, and the Vineyard Church who gave of your time and resources at this concert are to be highly commended. Again, thank you. Sincerely, Joseph Schwarz 

Kristin said:   February 2nd, 2010 6:30 am
Can't wait to see the concert! 

Jeff Pine said:   June 21st, 2009 8:12 am
John, Your show this past month at Roper Ballroom in Grand Junction with Sandy and Cullen was nothing less than wonderful. All of us enjoyed the songs, stories and history, as well as the commeraderie. (Did I spell that right??) Thanks so much for the cds, I played them on my CA trip and enjoyed them very much! All the best Jeff 

Ron Waterman said:   May 9th, 2009 2:45 pm
Nice new site, I like the "new" website smell and all the bells and whistles