The Ivas John Band

Addresse1000 Tower Square Plz
AtJohn Brown's on the Square
CountyWayne (NY3009)
1000 Tower Square Plz
John Brown's on the Square
Wayne (NY3009)
Tel 2017-12-05
Categoria Events
The Ivas John Band

Born in Chicago as a first generation Lithuanian American, Ivas John’s self made career stems from the musicality of his family. His working class father, who Ivas credits as his biggest influence, appeared in productions for the local opera company and was a regular fixture on the vibrant folk and blues scene in Chicago during the late 60’s. Ivas picked up a guitar at sixteen and hasn’t put it down. At first focusing on the instrument, and later adopting his father’s short and sweet “three verses and a chorus” theory of songwriting. “Listening to a well written song should be as satisfying as a tall glass of ice water when you’re thirsty and dry.” -Edward John Together, between Ivas’ ability with the guitar and the songwriting assistance from his father, Ivas John’s sound is a blend equal parts Ry Cooder, Mose Allison, Robert Cray, Van Morrison, Keb Mo, and Delbert McClinton.

The music pleases the casual bar patron and the scrutinizing critic alike. Though he is an artist who understands the debt that is owed to his predecessors, and how important it is to honorably carry traditional music on, Ivas John is no copycat. As such, fans may have a hard time pinpointing exactly in what blues style Ivas is playing, but none will question that it is the genuine article. “Between his own muscular originals and his Catholic sense of tradition, you’ll want to join him in never taking the easy way out of the blues.” –Riverfront Times “Refreshing to hear a new band that clearly has a foundation in the blues, and not funk or rock like so many others.” –Chicago blues legend and Grammy Nominee Billy Flynn “Fortunately for us, the listening public, Ivas has a very real, deep love for blues and roots music in all its varieties.

Tasty is the word for his playing and singing styles. ” –STL .

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