John Burrows is one of the founders of the Country Rock genre of music.
He is an award-winning singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist, 12 and 6 string guitarist, Pedal Steel Guitar, Dobro,and Banjo.
"Three chord, tears in your beer, country songs were losing their grip on the younger generation. With a strong background in Folk Rock,we decided to try something a little different. We blended more contemporary lyrics with a more pronounced back beat and soaring 3 and 4 part harmonies.
John started playing ukulele at seven years old. He would walk home from school for lunch and pick up his uke instead of eating the sandwich his mother left for him.
“I got my first guitar at 12 years old, my parents drove in a blizzard that day to buy it for me. I grew up in a home filled with wonderful music and singing”.
His love of harmony coincided with the new requirements of Country Rock (The Eagles, Crosby Stills and Nash and the Byrds come to mind) and he became an award-winning pedal steel guitarist, and song writer, while also playing banjo ,dobro and racked harmonica.
“I like to challenge myself by playing songs that other solo performers can’t seem to pull off or,... put in the effort and time to learn.”
"Shallow" by Lady Gaga with Brad Cooper
"Dead or Alive" by Bon Jovi
“California Dreamin’” by the Mamas and the Papas“
"Dance With Me” by the supergroup Orleans,
“Pinball Wizard” by The Who.
He select songs that he feels Utahans and our western neighbors want to hear.
In addition to his exciting originals, he will perform songs by Bon Jovi ,Kacy Musgrave, The Eagles, lady Gaga, Brad Paisley, Billy Joel, John Denver, the Everly Brothers, Gordon Lightfoot, James Taylor, Jimmy Buffet, and many others.
John has 3 critcally acclaimed CD's to his credit. The Country Rock flavored "Perfect Storm" and his live Tropical Rock masterpiece, "Boats for Sale“ featuring his much loved Cocabanana Band.
His new 20 song CD was recorded in Eden, Utah and featuring 4 Grammy winners contributing their talents, is a true labor of love. "My present CD is titled "Eagle in the Air" ." There are many mentions of Utah towns and mountains in his songs. John also blends in songs of the ocean and tropics to give homage to his Trop Rock roots.
Hanging on the wall in John’s kitchen, there’s a poster that has a Stradivarius violin in the background. Printed over the top of that image is:
“To play a wrong note is insignificant, to play without passion is unforgivable” Ludwig van Beethoven
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