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Christian Johns / Bio

Christian Johns is a singer/songwriter folk musician from Louisville Kentucky. He is currently a Junior Biochemistry/Molecular Biology major at Bellarmine University where he performs in the Bellarmine Choral Ensemble as a tenor and is vocally trained by both Dr. A.T Simpson and Dr. Berry Lawrence. While Bellarmine has familiarized Christian primarily with Classical pieces and Traditional Negro Spirituals, his musical background is far more varied. Christian began playing guitar at 14 years of age, where he quickly developed an appreciation for classic rock and, as the mid to late teen years progressed, so did his taste in musical genres. Christian moved in and out of bands of varying styles until finally taking a hiatus to focus on school and other interests until very recently. As of 2011, Christian has been writing and performing his own folk music with heavy influences from Kristian Matsson (The Tallest Man On Earth) and (Shakey Graves). He also frequently performs and writes music with other Kentucky artists such as Clay Graham and Shouta Brown (Both studying at Western Kentucky University). Christian writes songs based on what he loves. There is an explicit motif of nature appearing in almost every song he writes as the outdoors are intertwined with his lifestyle. Backpacking, hiking, and frequent trips to the Red River Gorge occupy the free time that Christian has in between school and performances. While folk music is his passion, his guitar playing extends beyond the folk genre and into his most recent endeavor, guitarist for a local post-hardcore band (Day's Departure). His involvement with both his folk music as well as Day's Departure while being a full time student ensures that Christian is always busy and most certainly always doing what he loves: Music and Science.

General Info

Band Members
Christian Johns
Artist Name
Christian Johns
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/christianjohns
Genres
Folk / Folktronica

Contact Info

Location
Louisville, KY
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