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John Cotton is a singer/songwriter from the south western part of Virginia living in the Blue Ridge mountains by the Appalachian Trail.. John grew up in South Georgia and started playing and performing at the age of 15.  Playing in a 3 piece folk group, then modulated to electric rock 'n' roll.  Playing guitar first he then switched over to bass guitar,  where he played in different groups and became a session player. A friend, Berry Oakley of Allman Brothers fame, suggested that John switch to bass while on a fishing trip in Georgia.  Berry introduced John to numerous groups in the area which he had the pleasure of filling in with:  Tommy Roe and the Romans, Brian Hyland and The Jokers, and the Candy Men.   He decided to retire in 1988 moving to Virginia.  He started writing, and performed in bars, lounges, open mics,and festivals, that were in the area.  Receiving encouraging feed back, he took his songs and music to Nashville to be recorded.
In May or June he plans to release an album featuring the Nashville friends.
Live performances, John calls upon two of southwest Virginia's finest musicians:  Jamie Danielle Collins, upright bass guitar and Will Richardson lead guitar. 
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  • Lisa Coppola

    Lisa Coppola NJ

    I liked the version of "Voodoo Lady" live in the pizza place video as well as the full produced version. :-)

    I liked the version of "Voodoo Lady" live in the pizza place video as well as the full produced version. :-)

  • Martin Bawden

    Martin Bawden Uk

    Just dropped by to say hello and will look out for your album

    Just dropped by to say hello and will look out for your album

  • Parabola West

    Parabola West NZ and USA

    Just stopped by to say hello :-)

    Just stopped by to say hello :-)

  • Parabola West

    Parabola West

    Stopped by to say hi :-)

    Stopped by to say hi :-)

  • Helen Bawden

    Helen Bawden UK

    Really creative website & great music! Well done John!

    Really creative website & great music! Well done John!

  • Tony

    Tony

    hey john,,,great site ad great music

    hey john,,,great site ad great music

  • PJ Steelman

    PJ Steelman Chattanooga

    I have known John for at least 15 minutes and I must say he is the best musician I have ever known.....for 15 minutes. Hey you...over there in the recliner. Wake up. The game is over...go on to bed.

    I have known John for at least 15 minutes and I must say he is the best musician I have ever known.....for 15 minutes. Hey you...over there in the recliner. Wake up. The game is over...go on to bed.

  • William

    William Dorchester UK

    You have a great looking website here John....

    You have a great looking website here John....

  • Rebecca Hosking

    Rebecca Hosking UK

    great website John, thank you for always supporting my music! Love your songs, keep doing what you do!

    great website John, thank you for always supporting my music! Love your songs, keep doing what you do!

  • PJ Steelman

    PJ Steelman Chattanooga

    Quit chasing Beaux around the yard and get busy. Hey, when are you coming back to Nashville again?

    Quit chasing Beaux around the yard and get busy. Hey, when are you coming back to Nashville again?

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