Music’s a soulful celebration! Fun-lovin’ folks flock to John Clinebell’s sing-along shows to get their happy fix on. He performs with a signature smile that’s infectious. His upbeat, accessible songs speak to what we have in common. The melodies are danceable, repetitive, and simple. Imagine Otis Redding playing campfire songs. It sounds like foot taps, sunshine and a box of old ‘45s!

John was raised in rural Illinois, the son of a regional folk troubadour. He grew up around participatory crowds and tight vocal harmonies. His father’s tragic death (at age 40) robbed John of his closest teacher and musical inspiration. However, John quickly fell head-over-heels in love with writing songs while attending college in Arizona. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2005, John’s become a frequently featured Koffeehouse artist, opened shows for major label pop acts Toad The Wet Sprocket and Rhett Miller (of the Old ‘97s), and worked with producers Andrew Bush (Jimmy Webb, Peter Case, Bob Dylan), Jared Kotler (of platinum-selling Marcy Playground), Luke Tozour (who’s engineered Katy Perry) and Ronan Chris Murphy (King Crimson).

John recently received an ASCAPlus Award for his contributions to the local scene. He’s performing at Koffeehouse’s Catalina Island Unplugged series and the Whittier College Poetry Festival. He has been commissioned to translate poet Tony Barnstone’s prize-winning book Tongue of War into an album of folk songs. The album is currently in production with producer Andrew Bush. Videos for John’s songs “The End” and “Hold On” have been featured on Yahoo! Music. And his most recent studio album, Make It Land, spun on 150+ college radio stations in 2010. In the spirit of service, John volunteers with The Art of Elysium, a non-profit whose goal is to help children who are battling serious medical conditions by providing them with entertainment and creative workshops.

Hard Love
Big-sounding rock song about moving to L.A. with a relationship in limbo.

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8/4/2007 7:28:16 PM

love the song --------will add it and be back when there's more---------




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