(Pittsboro, NC) John’s passion for music surfaced early in his childhood when he literally “played” in a band appropriately called, “The Neighbors” in his hometown of Pittsboro, NC. By high school he was rocking the crowds when his band received an award in the Battle-of-the-Bands contest 1975. While attending UNC-W John was recruited to play with the popular band "Quest" in Myrtle Beach 1978. In the early 80's he played with "Bits and Pieces," and in ‘85 helped form "Messablues" a blues & rockabilly band until 2002. In 2003 he helped form "Big Time Party Band", a beach and oldies band, with whom he enjoyed having three songs on the radio - two which he sang and one which he wrote for the popular “Holiday” band. The song, “You Can Count On Me” stayed on the top 40 beach music chart for six months and climbed as high as number twelve. Besides being a great guitarist, John ain't a bad shagger either!