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John Pointer

Rank #5 US Austin, TX Pop / Acoustic / Evolutionary


Sounds Like: Michael Hedges, Rahzel, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, Chris Whitley, John Mayer

Bio: John Pointer: multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger, composer, activist, and performer. Known for his cross-pollination of genres and use of standard instruments in non-standard ways. Currently touring with The House Jacks based in San Francisco, CA, Trio Los Vigilantes based in Austin, TX,... See Full Bio

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“Every once in a while, a performer comes along that can own the stage from anywhere in the room. John is one of them.”
— Kenny Gorka - The Bitter End, NYC
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  • Thu

    Nov 20

    Stroud, GLS, UK | 8:00pm

    Stroud, GLS, UK
    Thu Nov 20 8:00pm


    Rodney Branigan & Jon Pointer FREE GIG

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    Nov 25

    Sw London, UK | 3:00pm

    Sw London, UK
    Tue Nov 25 3:00pm


    Rodney Branigan & John Pointer + Beautiful Losers Rodney Branigan and John pointer will unite and play together at the Half Moon.Beautiful Losers will be playing as support.Tue 25 November 2014at 08:00 PMArtists PerformingBeautiful LosersRodney Branigan & John Pointer Buy Tickets The Beautiful Losers are a West London/Surrey based quartet. Rock, Folk and southern harmony. Rodney Branigan and John Pointer unite for the performance at the Half Moon. Rodney Branigan: A multi-talented musician; a voice that delivers honest, self-penned lyrics with soul and feeling; a globally recognised performer; an inspiration to a new generation of musicians; an equal amongst his peers; it is fair to say that Rodney Branigans future is as bright as the musical landscape he is now so pivotal in shaping. John Pointer: He created and led the pioneering a cappella & body percussion ensemble Schrdingers Cat and was the beatboxer in the Chilis Baby Back Ribs commercials. John has also played Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar and Roger in RENT, he has commercially released 9 albums with several different groups, and the Mayor and City Council of Austin declared January 27th 2005 John Pointer Day. Looks Human made of music. - Troy Dillinger

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  • The Shane Alan Swaim Experience - A Journey Through Americana in Story and Song (Artist) The Shane Alan Swai...
    Hi John, I am listening to "This Life." Very relaxing tempo and great lyrics. This is an excellent song. Musically, Shane
  • Ice (Artist) Ice
    keep grinding, songs sounding good
  • Netty Mac (Artist) Netty Mac
    Great Song "The Flame"......Great Sound Cheerz & have a HUGE day!
  • Tribal Frequencies (Artist) Tribal Frequencies
    Really enjoyed you music!...Nicely done...This life...Sweet!...Blessings....T.F.
  • Wolfgang Leng - Art, Music & More (Artist) Wolfgang Leng - Art,...
    It is time again to hear your great music! Have a fantastic new week ... Blessings - Wolfgang
  • PROMIZE® (Artist) PROMIZE®
    Super kool!
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Q: Where can I get a download of Abraham's Disciples?
A: I don't have a studio recording of that yet. If you just want the song, I've got a few versions posted for patrons at http://patronism.com/johnpointer On that site, if you like what I'm doing, you can chip in whatever's right for you, so that I can keep doing it. There are 21 albums up there already, and more coming, but it's less, "buy my songs" and more "help me eat, and I'll feed you music." Of course, obscurity is a bigger problem for musicians than poverty, so if you really want the song and you don't feel like chipping in over there, I'm sure I can find a version to simply share with you.

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