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John Ludington, alt-folk out of Arcata, Ca., has been called “…the lovechild of Beck and Frank Zappa…who has to be considered one of the most daring and interesting songwriters on ye olde North Coast…" Andrew Goff (Northcoast Journal). Born and raised in upstate New York, John has been writing and performing since his father taught him his first G chord at age 9. By 14, he had formed and fronted his first band, Barefoot Gravediggers, who performed to consistently large and devoted crowds. Their full length release, 'Chewing Lessons De España' is still a sought after favorite.
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John’s travels have led him to busk the subways of Boston, compose the score for a stilt walking piece for The Carpetbag Brigade, and play bass for Absynth Quintet, a popular gypsy-grass band of which he is currently a member. Throughout these adventures, John continues to write songs and has acquired a huge cache of material including four full length albums. His latest release, 'Finn', is being met with enthusiastic acclaim.
'Finn' has the soul of a sawdust strewn three-ring circus. John's virtuosic guitar arrangements, interlacing melodies and engaging lyrics all work in simpatico to culminate into a one-man calliope. 'Finn' is an album of sound pictures about fallen superheroes, ghost haunted halls of a condemned asylum, the fever dream of a cubicle bound office worker and visions of the intellectual revolution, all captured through the lens of John's vivid imagination.
John just finished a Pacific Northwest tour to promote 'Finn' in March, 2012, sharing the bill with Seth Faergolzia (previously of Dufus). John is currently recording his concept album and gearing up for another Northwest tour in May.
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