Somebody Loves You
The long-awaited live concert album!
$12. 00 USD (Electronic Download)
This is an intimate, live performance for the ages. John’s humor and passion for creative songwriting come through in spades. He is accompanied by Jack Cassidy with unique, moving arrangements. John was the opening act this evening for WildCat founder, Joe Phillips. You will hear reference to a “friend from Lowell” coming to see “Joe”, to which the audience responded with laughter. This is because a large bat had flown out of the organ pipes in the historic New England church where the concert was held. The bat made several appearances throughout the evening, swooping down over the audience. I’m not sure if we ever named the bat, but we should have. I dedicate this album to my technical mentor, Garylord Russell, who recorded the original tracks that evening. – Joe Phillips
Originally from Saint Louis, Missouri, John was influenced early on by that town’s rhythm and blues and his Oklahoma mother’s singing. This funky start was drastically tempered by a nine-year stint in a Catholic seminary where silence and Gregorian chant were his daily bread. After leaving the brotherhood, and armed only with his vow of poverty, John moved to New England and pursued the path of an itinerant musician, playing in sundry bands and bad barrooms. It was during this time, he realized, that his audience could not understand Latin.
His music is memorable, poignant, hopeful, wise, and passionate.
Winner of both the 2003 Boston Folk Festival Songwriting Contest & the 2006 Rose Garden Performing Songwriting Competition,
John lives in Jaffrey, NH with his wife, Jane and cats, Iko & Godzilla.
“Wise, witty and dark.” Charlie Hunter of Flying Under Radar
Dick Pleasants, WUMB: “John’s songs really connect.”
“New Hampshire’s John Schindler knows how to translate life into wise, oddly witty songs and his new Memory Train album collects many of the calm little gems he’s been writing in recent years.” Daniel Gewertz, The Boston Herald
“ A true original.” WUMB’s Boston Folk Festival
“I would close for that man again any time.” Tom Rush
“…John’s the best singer songwriter I’ve run into in the last 10 years or so.” Bob Franke