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John D Morgan
Right Hand, Left Hand, Brain, Taylor 710:-)
Artist / Band Member: John Morgan email@example.com 614-111-1111
|# Years Experience Performing Live:
|# Live Perfomances Past Six-months:
||Home Market: 31-50
||Columbus Arts Festival - Columbus, OH; Borders Books and Music - Columbus, OH; Borders Books and Music - Cleveland, OH; Borders Books and Music - Indianapolis, IN; Borders Books and Music - Huntington, WV; Westerville Arts and Music Fest - Westerville, OH; Boston Mills Artfest - Peninsula, OH; Artist in Residence - Columbus, OH
||Phil Keaggy; Honeytree; Leon Patillo; Jim Volk
||Leo Kottke; Michael Hedges; Tommy Emmanuel; Phil Keaggy
|Performing Rights Society:
||Music for December LP—2008; Motionography LP—2004; Capture the Night LP—2001; Stories LP—1999; The Journey - Places Real and Imagined LP—1996
About the ArtistJohn Morgan is an acoustic guitarist living in central Ohio. Unencumbered by fame or fortune, he is pursuing the musical dream: performing, teaching, writing and recording.
"Motionography" (2006), is about movement: flight, swimming, dancing - places: the moon, oceans, stars; and communication: the non-verbal, solo guitar type of communication. The sound of one guitar playing, fingers dancing, sounds splashing, sonic canvas, air art, here–gone, wooden heart made flesh, steel strings spring to life. The sound of one guitar laughing, of joy bouncing, strengthening, calling, inviting to the dance. The sound of one guitar moving, across the star field accompanied by dancers, singers, swimmers, writing rhythm, resonating life.
"Capture the Night" was released in November of 2004. Fresh arrangements of holiday classics. Over a thousand CDs were sold in the two months before Christmas.
“Stories” was released in 1999. Cuts from this disc have received radio play on over 100 stations across the U.S.
In 1994 he began performing original acoustic music. In 1996 “The Journey: Places Real and Imagined” was released. “Echoes,” a nationally syndicated radio program hosted by John Diliberto, played cuts from that CD during 1996 and 1997. The title cut from “The Journey" was included on Volume 3 of a sampler disc released by Acoustic Music Resource. “House by the River,” also from “The Journey,” was included on a sampler disc compiled and internationally distributed by Poetman USA. Four songs from this CD were in continuous rotation on the "Atmospheres" Digital Cable Network for several years.
John published "Foundation for Great Guitar Playing" in 2003. This book/CD set clearly explains and applies the basics of music theory to the fretboard. John regularly presents this material in classrooms, workshops and private lessons.
Feature Spot on the URB/OurStage Microsite
Top 10 in All Instrumental, March 2011
March 2008 Guitar Solo
July 2007 Jazz
September 2007 World
Top 40 in All Instrumental, June 2011
I recall fingerstyle guitarist John Morgan well because his album Stories was one of the first CDs I ever reviewed. I remember I liked it. Now here he is again with a new album called Motionography...
by JOHN MORGANMotionography(Self-released, 2006) ________________________________________by Steve Brachmann | Age: 19 | Boston, MA ________________________________________Some of my favorite memories...
John Morgan - Motionography by
Ohio-based guitarist Morgan has a well-honed fingerstyle that propels his original compositions nicely. “First Flight” revels in its nimble arpeggiation, while “The Return” is an easy-listening...
There are some albums where few words are required to put over the general opinion. OK, so here goes: Buy this album - buy it now! Not good enough for you? Well, here's the long answer then: Buy...
Stories" caught my attention quickly with the very first cut, and was a consistent delight throughout the entire recording. John Morgan has a distinctive flair that always surprises. John's...
by John Morgan is good at what he does...very good. "Stories," the follow up to his highly touted first release, "The Journey," is a wonderful example of how purely instrumental music can convey...
by I recall fingerstyle guitarist John Morgan well because his album Stories was one of the first CDs I ever reviewed. I remember I liked it. Now here he is again with a new album called Motionography...
This acoustic guitarist from central Ohio, in the USA released a newCD called “Motionography”. His earlier releases got critical acclaimby his fans and the press. This new album is about movement,...
Capture the Night
by Now, I have to admit that I have never enjoyed Christmas carols and festive songs - call me Scrooge if you will, but the usual sanctimonious and ponderous versions that are the standard...
14 delightfully uplifting 'fables in wood, wind and steel' with the main voice being the flawless acoustic guitar stylings of John Morgan are offered in this wonderful release. Sounding like a...