Breaking up is always hard to do, but sometimes, it works out for the best. John Neilson was only 24 when he was engaged and prepared to celebrate his wedding at his mother’s farm in Mount Airy, MD on the night of August 8, 2003. As fate would have it, John and his fiancée called the wedding off and hoping to find himself, John moved across the USA to Los Angeles, CA to pursue his career in songwriting and to heal his heart. Things haven’t been as easy at is seems on TV in the Hollywood Hills, but John has managed to make a name for himself in Los Angeles and across the USA with his songwriting and performances that range from urban blues to pop, to alt-country, southern rock, and everything in between. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2004, John has managed to become a regular performer at the Legendary Hotel Café in Hollywood, as well as playing at the Troubadour, Viper Room, Key Club, House of Blues, and other staples of the LA music scene. In addition to his Los Angeles success, John has performed/toured with One Republic, Mat Kearney, Augustana, Brett Dennen, Josh Radin, Bob Schneider, members of Drive-By Truckers, Josh Kelley, Blackfoot,Kevin Devine, Butch Walker, Kate Earle, Beth Orton, Jenny Owen Young, Matthew Sweet, AM, The Donnas, John Doe, Kinky, Under the Influence of Giants, and many more. John has also written songs with Sophie B. Hawkins and has also written songs for LA Guns as well as toured nationally with both. Most recently, John has signed licensing deals with Sony Pictures TV and MTV Networks and has his music placed. John has been working extensively with platinum-producer Jim Wirt at 4th Street Studios in Santa Monica and is planning on releasing an EP on October 29, 2007 titled, SPOON EP, featuring the singles “Mexico” and “Spoon”.
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