Born on May 17, 1988 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Moved to Aurora, Colorado in 1990. His favorite band is Radiohead. Other influences include Dada, Nick Drake, The Beatles, Death Cab For Cutie, Aqualung, Coldplay, Beck, Jose Gonzales, Modest Mouse, and many more. It is his personal belief, however, that 'anything anyone hears influences them, whether or not he/she likes it.' John has played guitar for around 6 years, and has been singing as long as he can remember. He has been a street musician for about three years, playing on the 16th Street Mall in Denver and, more recently, the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder. John is a student at CU Boulder for Architectural Engineering for his fourth semester in the Fall. He took a semester off in Spring of '08 to pursue music full time, and will continue through the summer. 'Music to me is what religion is to a lot of people. Music has always been able to captivate me. It electrifies me; it gives me a feeling of euphoria, of joy. I play music to share how I feel with others. And because I love it.'