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John Stephan Band


The John Stephan Band plays a blend of original and traditional Blues, R&B, and Roots music. Since 2000, they have become a popular, established NW group, with 2 critically -acclaimed CDs. The group performs at clubs, festivals, and parties throughout the NW, featuring top-flight players, and a tight, unique sound.

John has performed in the Seattle area since 1974. Originally from Palmer, Alaska, John has played Roots music since childhood, and played Rock and Soul music in the Anchorage area in the 1960’s. He’s worked with a who’s-who of Seattle Blues artists, including Isaac Scott, Little Bill, Mike Lynch, Paul Green and Mark DuFresne, to mention a few. Some gigs with Albert Collins and JB Hutto became an essential part of John’s “education” His long-time experience working with Isaac Scott has been a considerable influence in Blues and Gospel styles. http://www.johnstephanband.com/index.htm

John’s guitar style ranges from low-down to up-town, and everything in between. His slide playing is well-known in the NW, going from gut-bucket to electric Chicago style. John writes and sings his own material, as well as interpreting traditional Blues.

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