Biography

Deeply rooted in Canadian folk music, John Hough is both a sensitive writer and a convincing interpreter of others’ material. He first came to the attention of wider audiences as lead vocalist/guitarist for the Vancouver based Celtic band Under the Moss and their album Raking the Coals. His solo album Train Through a Northern Town is a taste of Canada, from life on the Atlantic coast to western stories of outlaws, as well as forgotten places in between.

Singing in public since age five, veteran folkie John Hough won his first singing competition as an underaged teenaged performer in Toronto’s old Caribou Club, playing with some of Canada’s best players. The warm baritone of John’s vocals has been heard at concerts and festivals since, well, since before the turn of the century, and he’s still out there! Performance credits include Expo ’86 in Vancouver, the Festival of Friends in Ontario, the Vancouver Folk Festival, Mission Folk Festival, Filberg Festival, and the Harrison Festival of the Arts.

With three album releases, John Hough has racked up festival performances including the Vancouver Folk Festival, Filberg Festival, Mission Folk Festival, and the fondly remembered Festival of Friends. Noted for his “mahogany rich voice” (Vancouver Province) John sings with “a baritone voice that flows as strong as whisky, and in the ballads falls as sad as rain.”

Along the way John Hough has picked up degrees in Agriculture and Biology. His music truly is grounded and earth-centred.

Edited by Stinky2feet on 17 Sep 2011, 21:59

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