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John Worsham / Bio

Born in Fort Worth, Texas to a Baptist minister father and an English teacher mother, John Worsham began singing at a young age in church and school. At the age of ten he began playing guitar and began studying classical guitar at the age of twelve. He took classical guitar lessons from G. Ricardo Fusco of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra until the age of fourteen, when he began writing songs of his own after the death of his mother. John's first recording experience was at the age of 17 in Falls Church, Virginia. Fresh out of Fork Union Military Academy, he worked with Mike Auldridge (Seldom Seen, Linda Rondstadt) on a recording project with Allen Griffin. During those sessions, Allen recorded two of John's songs, "I Should Know" and "Outta My Way". After playing solo and in various bands throughout his teens, John then went on to college in Nashville, Tennessee at Belmont University. At Belmont, he worked with various musicians who would go onto successful careers of their own: Jim Olander (Diamond Rio), Chris Rodriguez (Keith Urban, Kenny Loggins, Michael W. Smith), Dan Huff (Faith Hill and Madonna), Michael Mishaw (Natalie Cole, Michael Bolton), and Wade Jaynes (Amy Grant, Boz Scaggs, and Randy Newman) to name but a few. After college, John wrote for the RokBlok music publishing company owned by Steve Gibson (England Dan & John Ford Coley, Michael Johnson, Martina McBride, and Lynn Anderson). John wrote for a division of the company called Sterling Music owned by Michael Snow (Bee Gees, John Lennon). It was under the tutelage of Mr. Snow and Mr. Gibson that John began writing his best material up to that time. While at RokBlok he also worked with other artists including Tom Kimmel and Kathy Mattea. In 1987, John walked away from music and for the next 12 years did no performing or writing. During that time, he was a waiter, banker, stand-up comedian, and hairstylist. After moving to Omaha, Nebraska in 1999, he began to have the itch to want to write and perform once more. After attending a local music performance, and seeing the ongoing demise of the American music scene with clubs using karaoke singers and DJs as headliners, John decided to go full steam ahead into performance, writing, and recording. Following the death of his Father, and a divorce soon after that, John released "Hearsay", a collection of songs that reveal the stages of emotion during the process of divorce and loss. It was welcomed with great critical and audience acclaim. To ready his chops for even larger Midwest venues, he began performing in coffee shops, bookstores, schools/universities, and as a worship leader/musician for local area churches. It was from this time in church work that the songs for his CD, “70 x 7”, were born. His CD, "Christmas This Year" came out in September 2010, and included classic Christmas songs, as well as originals by John. John's last CD,"One More Sunset", was released in the summer of 2012. John has performed many times for local icon Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, various senators, congressman, as well as other local and national luminaries. John is a member of the American Federation of Musicians Union, Local 70-558, in Omaha.

General Info

Band Members
Bill Sammon - Bass, Michael DeLuca - Drums, Marty Huff - Guitar, Rich Glick - Drums
Artist Name
John Worsham
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/johnworsham
Genres
Pop / Country / Jazz

Contact Info

Location
Omaha, NE
Manager
None

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