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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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  • Jan
    Jan Georgia
    Happy New Year, John. Proud to be a fan of yours.

    Happy New Year, John. Proud to be a fan of yours.

  • Maureen
    Maureen Marion Va
    Sounds good! Love Voodoo Woman! ??

    Sounds good! Love Voodoo Woman! ??

  • Harry V Singer Songwriter
    Harry V Singer Songwriter Maastricht Netherlands
    Hi John, Arzuk Radio brought us together (I think) Greetings from Maastricht Netherlands!

    Hi John, Arzuk Radio brought us together (I think) Greetings from Maastricht Netherlands!

  • June Weatherman
    June Weatherman Ivanhoe, Va.
    John I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I love your music and I am very proud to call you my friend. Drop by and see us sometime. Take care.

    John I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I love your music and I am very proud to call you my friend. Drop by and see us sometime. Take care.

  • Rose
    Rose GREAT BRETAIN
    You an awesome musician artist John. And you are an awesome human being. I am proud to be a fan of yours. ??

    You an awesome musician artist John. And you are an awesome human being. I am proud to be a fan of yours. ??

  • Terri Lynn
    Terri Lynn Mt. Juliet Tn
    Happy to say that I am a fan.

    Happy to say that I am a fan.

  • Kathleen
    Kathleen SAN FRANCISCO
    HI JOHN, I LOVE YOUR MUSIC! GREAT STUFF! YOU DESERVE TO BE FAMOUS! :-)

    HI JOHN, I LOVE YOUR MUSIC! GREAT STUFF! YOU DESERVE TO BE FAMOUS! :-)

  • Ginny
    Ginny Nashville
    Hi John Looking forward to hearing your music!

    Hi John
    Looking forward to hearing your music!

  • Jean
    Jean Pennsylvania
    Hi John

    Hi John

  • Lauren
    Lauren Hill
    Hi, John. Thank you for referring me to your website. Will definitely check out your music. Thanks!

    Hi, John. Thank you for referring me to your website. Will definitely check out your music. Thanks!

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