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John ValAdez / Bio

John ValAdez is from Modesto, California. Alternative, rock, acoustic somewhat depict what this artist is about. Being a long time performer, John has a vast knowledge in writing, producing and performance. Influences range from 90's punk band Fugazi to 1950's crooner Frank Sinatra. John has been in his share of bands over the past 14 years; however this artist takes this entire music business, as simply a hobby.

“My approach at music is simple; I do it because it’s fun. It’s an interesting challenge to me just to see what I’m capable of. Writing style depends on what I’m feeling at the moment, not necessarily my mood, but whether I want to attempt at a fast song, or a slower song, or a ballad or whatever. I also don’t consider myself an "artist/musician". I feel most musicians/artist; have a gimmick or bit about them, whether it is subconscious or intentional or very intentional. I don’t feel a part of all that. My choice in clothing and personal character are far from eccentric, and my attitude is not f*%k the world. Not to impugn those belonging to a type of scene; it just not how I naturally approach music. You won’t catch me posing in photo’s with my acoustic guitar near some graffited wall or near some train tracks or roaming the streets with a guitar in hand; and you defiantly won’t hear me talking about my music explaining how “honest”, and real, and sullen and blah, blah, blah that you hear every artist portray their music as; like it hasn’t been said before them again and again. I think naturally all music is honest to a point. It's not really a unique thing people. I’m just a guy from California, I love to surf, play music and perform! I’d rather talk football, than talk about how “honest” someone’s music is. As Fugazi would phrase it, “Don’t get tangled up, trying to be free.”

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John Richard
Artist Name
John ValAdez
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Alternative / Rock / Acoustic

Contact Info

Modesto, CA
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