BIOGRAPHY

 

Combining 60s and 70s folk singer/songwriter influences with a contemporary Americana/bluegrass sound, “John Flanagan has proven himself a songwriting force to keep an eye on” (Timber and Steel). John recently released his latest album, ‘There’s Another Way to Where You’re Going’ which was recorded in Nashville with producer Viktor Krauss and he has been playing to full houses around Australia in a double album tour with Sal Kimber. He recorded the album with the best of the best, including grammy award winning engineer Neal Cappellino and musicians who have played on records with Willie Nelson, Robert Plant and Emmylou Harris, to name a few. The album debuted in the top 10 iTunes singer/songwriter charts and has received regular national radio play and rave reviews:

 

“★★★★” –The Brag Magazine

 

“The music is just gorgeous, I absolutely love it” Felicity Urquhart, Saturday Night Country ABC Radio

 

“I think it is a wonderful record, it’s one that grabbed me from the opening bars.. and then kept me captivated all the way through” -The International Americana Music Show (US)

 

His engaging, honest lyricism and timeless melodies have seen him pick up song-writing awards all over and win over fans at many major music festivals around the country. John won the respect of the Australian roots music scene when he took out the prestigious Gympie Music Muster Talent Search in 2013. John currently plays alongside festival favourite Liz Frencham and bluegrass virtuoso Dan Watkins in a dynamic trio characterised by warm vocal harmonies and impressive acoustic arrangements. During 2016 John will be touring his new album all across Australia and Canada.

 

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"John Flanagan has written the best story song of the year ... has proven himself a songwriting force to keep an eye on" Timber and Steel

 

"Wow ... absolutely fantastic ..." -Lindy Burns (ABC 774 Radio)

 

“In the midst of its boundless beauty (the album) makes the listener slow down and actually listen” –Sydney City Hub

 

"John Flanagan has a gentle gravity in his voice and words, the kind that makes you stop and listen" -Wally De Backer (gotye)

 

"Gorgeous... what a beautiful blend of voices, space and music and song and lyrics... it's lovely... voices that just blend so nicely, it just makes you feel good." -Darren Middleton (Powderfinger)

 

“It’s storytelling via bluegrass and folk music, with classic-yet-refreshing songwriting and captivating lyricism”
“What’s the Australian version of Americana?... This EP encapsulates it”
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