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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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  • Debra Foster

    Debra Foster Nashville, TN

    You are so talented John and such a great friend to everyone you come across. Your music is amazing and we all appreciate and admire you very much.

    You are so talented John and such a great friend to everyone you come across. Your music is amazing and we all appreciate and admire you very much.

  • Barry Ferguson

    Barry Ferguson Nashville/Murfreesboro

    John, it is great to see you back up and around again. Hopefully you will be this way in the future and we can sit down and trash a hit - ha!!! :)

    John, it is great to see you back up and around again. Hopefully you will be this way in the future and we can sit down and trash a hit - ha!!! smile

  • Scott Corliss

    Scott Corliss Hart Michigan

    John, I'm glad to see that you're on the mend and feeling better. Take care of yourself and keeping making great music.

    John, I'm glad to see that you're on the mend and feeling better. Take care of yourself and keeping making great music.

  • Tommy Tietjen

    Tommy Tietjen Nashville, TN.

    Hey John, Glad to be part of the group!

    Hey John, Glad to be part of the group!

  • PJ Steelman

    PJ Steelman Chattanooga

    What, you call this a websight? I have seen spiders with better websights than this. HA HA HA Seriously, looking good, John.

    What, you call this a websight? I have seen spiders with better websights than this. HA HA HA Seriously, looking good, John.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Howdy John! thanks for the invite! Looks great!

    Howdy John! thanks for the invite! Looks great!

  • bluecomp83

    bluecomp83

    Hi John. Good site, good music

    Hi John. Good site, good music

  • phibby

    phibby

    Wonderful page, love the photos.

    Wonderful page, love the photos.

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