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John C. Merino

Member sinceMay 13, 2010
LocationJamestown, NY
Artist Biography:
John has been performing and writing songs for the past 4 decades. Over the years he founded the Cellar Door Coffee House in Hartford, Ct.......was producer-host of Folk/Blues programming for WWUH, WBFO, Connecticut Public Radio, and WRFA. He has performed with Martin-Bogan-Armstrong, Eric Andersen, Dave Van Ronk, Pat Sky, Rory Block, Artie Traum, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, and many more.
Among the cuts included here are 3 produced by Eric Andersen:featuring George Kobas on Mandolin, Kim Reeves on percussion, Artie Traum on second guitar and Ann Sheldon on Cello.

They are "WORDS" poem by WB Yeats, music by John under license from the Yeats Estate (London, England)......18th Street (lyrics and music by John) and Ask a Gypsy (lyrics and music by John).

Drop Down Mama and a JCM original POTATO BOY are performed with the Jug Band.

Three new songs: Hamilton Canmp's: Pride of Man, Artie Traum's: Where the Blues Began and John's: Lead & Follow are recent recordings from the Jamestown Sessions.

As well as performing solo, John performs with THE AMAZING DR. ZARCON'S BREATHING MACHINE JUG BAND (also featured on Folk Alley) and their first album (recorded at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock) was released in 2009.

More by John C. Merino:

18th Street
Ask A Gypsy
Lead & Follow
Pride of Man
Where The Blues Began

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