Alexander is an acoustic guitarist, singer songwriter based in
Glasgow, Scotland. His performances combine strong songwriting, complimented
with riff driven guitar work and rich vocals creating a fine blend of folk
blues and country music.
John Alexander started out as a classical guitarist before his love of blues
and country music got the better of him. Alexander’s musical journey has
seen him disappearing for several years from the Northern Hemisphere to the
sunnier climate of New Zealand. Basing himself in Christchurch in the South
Island John followed various musical pursuits in the local music scene.
These circles lead to John gaining vast live experience where he performed
at what seemed like every bar, barn and outhouse in The South Island. After
recording his debut Album ‘Waiting for Now’ with local artists, John upped
roots and returned to his hometown of Glasgow.
Life in his native country as well as experiences of living in New Zealand
and travel throughout the USA form much of the inspiration behind his songs.
Influences ranging from the likes of Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Bob
Dylan, Willie Nelson, John Martyn, to Kelly Joe Phelps, Greg Brown and The
John Butler Trio, are evident in the soulful lyrics and strong guitar riffs
in his songs.
Alexander’s performing schedule has seen him open for Newton Faulkner,
Karine Polwart, Martin Simpson & Johnny Dickinson and several US based
songwriters including Grammy nominee Darrell Scott as well as appearances at
Sounds so scintillating at times you could be forgiven for losing yourself