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John The Revelator / Bio

John the Revelator is the solo project of Jake Garrett. Jake is more known for his blues rock trio MasonJar Menagerie and his newly founded record label, DeepRoots Family Records and Productions. Along with MasonJar, Jake plays with 6 other bands regularly. Many of which, he writes the music for. Jake has been writing songs for over a decade, compiling 100’s of songs. John the Revelator acts an outlet for these numerous songs that he isn’t using with other projects.
The name John the Revelator derives from an old Blind Willie Johnson song. This is also where Jake draws a lot of inspiration from. Jake does a brilliant job at mixing all of his inspirations and sounding like something completely unique. Using a variety of instruments and his rare vocal styling, John the Revelator dares to do what many artists won’t attempt. John the Revelator is raw and electric.
Jake displays many of his musical talents in John the Revelator. Simultaneously playing guitar along with a bass drum, snare, and high hat. On top of all that, he manages to bust out some mind-melting lyrics. This act is unique, exposing, and riveting.
-Brittany Watson


Blackhole Universe 2006
Plagus of Sonus pt. 1, 2 2006
Walk Away 2008
The Restless Tapes 2010
Stagnant Water 2011

If you like John the Revelator also check out these artists from DeepRoots Family Records:

Masonjar Menagerie
Soulless Robots
Before There Were Gods
Durbin Creek String Band
and more

General Info

Band Members
Jake Garrett
Artist Name
John The Revelator
Profile Page
Active Since
Alternative / folk rock / blues

Contact Info

Fountain Inn, SC
Brittany Watson

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