Monday, 14 May 2012

Featured Artist

John Pippus (Born Winnipeg, Manitoba 1950)

Interested in music early in life he got his first guitar at the age of 12, shortly after moving to Vancouver .
Like many teens back in those days, he was caught up in the folk revival, and then the British invasion.
Upon discovering the black blues artists, things changed. This is when his musical tastes and knowledge began to grow, and he was heavily infuenced by the music of Son House, B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, etc
He played in garage bands in his late teens and early 20's but, by his own admission “music became secondary while I worked a full time job (tv news editor) and raised a family”
He returned to music full-time in 2004 and has varied from sharing a stage with Jackson Browne to playing to small but appreciative coffee house audiences. It has been said “John has lived a life filled with music and well-earned stories”.
He has released three albums “Born A Genius”, “This City” and his latest “Wrapped Up In The Blues” has received much airplay and good reviews.
As well as touring to promote this album, John is currently working on material for a new album hoped to be ready for release towards the end of 2012.

John's Website is HERE

Big thanks to John for phoning in to the show today and chatting with us!!

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