John David Schrader / Press

“John is definitely a musical force to be reckoned with”

JCA Radio , Hollywood CA

“The fun, very well spoken Intro gives an inkling to the tracks that follow :-) Very imaginative and nicely done! 21 Summers is full of energy and has some truly mind-blowing songs. “Thick As Blood” is a fantastic slow number, with fantastic lyrics and Schrader’s trademark gruff-smooth voice :-) :-) “Church Of Me” is a beautiful song, very meaningful and I loved the chorus a lot! “Lullaby”, with its foot-tapping and very very attractive groove begs for several listens :-) and rightly so! “No Hero” again got me thinking with its very catchy and great lyrics….loved this song! This song would have so many of us identifying with the words :-) “One More Thing” is a softer, more introspective song , “Not Satisfied” has Schrader singing that is exemplary …this song is another favorite of mine :-) “I Don’t Mind” has a devil-may-care feel to it…loved the melody of this. Lively groove and energy! This energetic and buoyant album is full of life!”

Ricky Kej - Grammy Award Winning Composer

“I dig it BIGTIME! GREAT Record!”

Wildman Steve - Wildman Steve Radio Show

“The album, 21 Summers, hits my soul like very few others. You have been able to reach me in a way that is so difficult to describe. Thank you! This is art, you are an artist.”

Joe Defino - Festival Organizer - Morse Rocks Music Festival

“Rocking out to John David Schrader's new album 21 Summers this morning.. What an amazing album!!! This is one you gotta pick up..Not to mention it has one of the best intro's I think I've ever heard.. Get 21 Summers!”

Andre' Kane - The Electric Radio Show

“21 Summers - GREAT CD!”

Sonny Rock - WRIP 97.9 FM Windham

“21 Summers is a MASTERPIECE! I LOVE IT!”

“WOW! Great stuff, John!”

Nico - BLUR FM - Argentina

“OMG! I'm listening to you right now!!! I love it! Holy dyna man!!! Your fantastic! It would be my pleasure to air your tracks on Indie Showcase!”

Skys - Indie Showcase Radio Worldwide

“Absolutely one of the best songwriters/musicians out there! Outstanding talent! Proud to call John my friend!”

Producer - Songwriters Webcast

“GREAT Tracks!”

Kristy Solomon - 2 Oceans Radio - Cape Town South Africa

“A well written article from Mr. Craven, totally in line with this excellent artist's work. Perhaps European listeners will "get" what many of us here in the states already know: John David Schrader is a finely polished gem, ready for shipping!”

George Fletcher, Saratoga Springs, NY - Guitar Instructor

“Great music!...Awesome!”

Nicolas Koukidis - London Burning Radio - UK

"GREAT MUSIC! Proud to represent John in Germany...You ROCK, John!"

Mark P - Sound Checker Radio Show- Berlin Germany

“His passion shines through!”

John Barry - Poughkeepsie Journal

“Imagine Bon Jovi mixed with Motley Crue and a touch of Michael Jackson backed up by Phil Spector's "Wall Of Sound"...WOW!”

Roger Z - Working Musician . com

"Wow! Talk about a one man show! Upon first listening, one would think, "Wow, that's a great band! The amazing part is THERE IS NO BAND ON THIS RECORD! John is a one-man powerhouse of songwriting, singing, multi-instrumentalism and engineering!

Michael Marnell - The Lincoln Eagle

“John is truly one of the best artists of 2012 and truly a great guy!”

Michael Marnell - The Lincoln Eagle

“..and acclaimed singer/songwriter who has attracted critical attention across the U.S and in Europe!”

Kingston Daily Freeman

“John can rock with the best of them or lay his balladeering heart on the line! Blood In The Wood was 'Album Of The Week' in the Record - Aug. 24th 2001”

Stephen Israel - Times Herald Record

“John Schrader spills blood over his craft!”

Lee Park - Poughkeepsie Journal

“John has a raspy voice that oozes emotion and a sharp pen that expresses his deepest thoughts and emotions!”

Stephen Israel - Times Herald Record

"Is there anything this guy can't do??"

Gus Amadore - More Sugar Magazine

"It's rockin' hard...arrangements are intricate and involved!"

Phil Farber - Daily Freeman

"His passion shines through"

John Barry - Poughkeepsie Journal

"Solidly heartfelt!"

Sharon Nichols - Chronogram Magazine

“John illuminates the shadows of the human psyche with very poignant lyrics!”

The Saugerties Post Star - The Saugerties Post Star

“John wears his emotions right at the tips of his nerve ends! Daylight Crashing roars out of the speakers and smacks the listener in the face with a ream of concrete! His musicianship astounds on this record! Hooks abound!”

Roger Z - More Sugar Magazine

“Daylight Crashing is full of energy and full of great songs!”

Michael Marnell - The Lincoln Eagle

“WOW! Talk about a one man show! We are major John David Schrader fans!”

Michael Marnel - The Lincoln Eagle

“John is a powerhouse of musicianship with great prowess of songwriting!”

Michael Marnell - The Lincoln Eagle

“High energy rock a'la Springsteen, Mellencamp and top 40 power pop.”

Kingston Times - Kingston Times

“His raspy, biting voice compliments the driving intensity of his melodic hooks and upbeat grooves.”

Kingston Times - Kingston Times

“...catchy hard rock grooves that seethe with pissed off pride...solidly heartfelt!”

Sharon Nichols - Chronogram Magazine

“Keep a lookout for the rise of this local gem!”

Michael Marnell - The Lincoln Eagle

““If I had only one thing to say about John Schrader, It would be that he possesses a level of genius in all his music...from vocals to his songwriting abilities. He is truly one of the best artists of 2012!” ”

Melissa Boswell - Boswell Artist Promotion / Development – Nashville, TN

"Stuff sounds awesome man!!"

Matt Cusson - Keyboardist for Brian McKnight - Matt Cusson

“John, your voice is amazing! Very "Rock and Roll"... I absolutely love it!”

Mike Smith - Kingstown Radio - UK

"Music Studio 307 gives a 'like' and 10 thumbs up John! great songs, great production & great overall talent! Keep up the awesome work!!"

Elisa Giannelli - Studio 307 - Studio 307

"John David Schrader's "Daylight Crashing" CD is a great mix of very well written, thought provoking lyrics followed by great musical arrangements. John's vocal stylings will stop you dead in your tracks!"

Sonny Rock, WRIP 97.9FM Windham NY - WRIP 97.9FM Windham

“Wow, what a show! Your infusion of gut-real passion into your singing, songwriting, and multi-talented musicianship touches the human experience, John. Onward!”

Guy Towe - Los Angeles, CA "Relevent Music" radio show - LA Talk Radio

“The hottest act on the East Coast - John David Schrader! ”

“Being Himself - John David Schrader written by Rachael Herron CLICK LINK FOR INTERVIEW”

"Shock", starts out with nearly a classical sound before going into horn-accented boogie rock. And the horns sound great here! The man also has some good lyrical ideas. For instance, "Dreaming Out Loud" suggests that dreaming is not just for kids. Amen!

Dan MacIntosh - indie-music.com

"Great tracks...Quite brilliant!"

Nick Tann - 'Is This Thing On' Podcast - UK

“John David Schrader is ready for commercial radio! Fans of slick, tight rock & roll will willingly buy into what John David Schrader is doing!”

Dan MacIntosh - indie-music.com

“January 2010: "Daylight Crashing" chosen as “Editor’s Pick” on indie-music.com”


“On John's latest CD "Daylight Crashing": "Nice bro!!!! Fun, foot stomping rock...play it loud." Rich Redmond - Nashville, TN (Drummer for Jason Aldean)”

Rich Redmond - Drummer

"I love your "Daylight Crashing" cd, John! Your songs come straight from the heart. All I can say is rock 'n roll with heart & soul - that's John David Schrader."

“In regards to the new CD "Daylight Crashing" - REALLY good job, John!”

Brian Steen, Producer - Sony Music - Sony Music

“John is an amazingly talented songwriter. We added John to our rotation several months ago and never second guessed our decision. If your station is looking for compelling new content for your rotation, we highly recommend John Schrader Band! Plus, we think you might appreciate his back story too.”

Randy Blumhagen, CEO Tonestac.com and WDSP Radio - Tonestac.com / WDSP

" 'From Discontent' truly captures the depth of his soul. His lyrics connect on such a profound level. John's rustic wisdom pulses through his fingertips and crystalizes experience into song...very poignant lyrics."

Saugerties Post Star, NY

"The arrangements are genuinely inventive and the groove is undeniable...Schrader breathes new life into the music scene."

Jeremy Shiffres - Kingston Daily Freeman, NY

"His rock-n-roll is SO good!!… creative hooks …sophisticated production…”

Stephen Israel - Times Herald Record - NY

“Is there anything this guy CAN'T do?!?! From beginning to end, this 13 song CD rocks!”

Gus Amadore - More Sugar Music Magazine - NY, NJ, CT, PA

"A job very well done and very much worth listening to. Listen to "Blood In The Wood", then listen again!"

Scott James - Engineer/Producer - Billy Joel, Roger Daltry and more.

“August 24th 2005 "Blood In The Wood" named as 'Album Of The Week'”

Times Herald Record - Go Magazine, NY


Greg Loescher - Gold Mine Music Magazine

““An unusual combination of strong rock grooves with smart and really cleverly written lyrics. Add to this, innovative guitar playing and pristine production sound and quality, and you've got a very promising new force on the rock scene.....really impressive!””

Mindy Jostyn - Recording Artist (John Mellencamp, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi and more)

“When we were touring, we received tapes and cd’s all the time. Everybody always wanted an opinion. Often, the material was truly awful, and sometimes(not quite as often)there was something great. John falls into the latter. His CD's are killer!(I LOVE "Cold")John’s great -quite a bright future”

Dan Pred - - Dan Reed Network

"Singer/Songwriter John Schrader has managed to strike just the right balance. His music is both melodic and rootsy but not simple and finally, full of heart-felt, personal lyrics."

Bob Margolis - Kingston Times, NY

"Schrader is an acclaimed singer-songwriter whos diverse music has attracted critical attention...his tough but melodic powerpop style frequently recalls the sounds of similarly motivated artists ranging from The Kinks to Matthew Sweet to Guided By Voices."

Kingston Daily Freeman, NY

“His raspy, biting voice is an ideal layer to the driving intensity of his melodic hooks and upbeat grooves...Schrader's original and diverse stylings are solid,There's an emotional depth that's hard to ignore."”

““I tip my hat to John…WOW!!””

Gus Amadore - More Sugar Magazine - NY, NJ, CT, PA

“Schrader has a catchy sense of creating pop songs....his lyrics are original and his voice carries the 'slice-of-life' themes with passion and appropriate intensity."”

Phil Farber - Kingston Daily Freeman, NY

"The music and lyrics are melodic, rocking, lucid, intricate and poetic."

Lee Park - Poughkeepsie Journal, NY

"If justice mattered in the music business, John Schrader would be a star!"

Stephen Israel - Times Herald Record, NY

"A supremely talented songwriter, performer and arranger."

"John is an original Kingston, NY gem! Each show sparkles with insightful lyrics and glowing originality - not a zirconian event. You'll revel with excitement created by this consumate performer...a very SEXY show!"

"Yo John! Nice stuff! Very nice production too! Kept the "LIVE" feel in it which ain’t too easy these days! Keep up the jamz dude! "

““Now THAT’S world class rock!””

"John...great songs! Good luck with your music! Your friend, Billy"

Billy Sheehan - (David Lee Roth, Steve Vai, Mr. Big)

"I really dig this CD! John is rockin' our airwaves!"

Al Cocchi (owner) - Cyberstorm Radio, NJ

“Definitely a VERY cool release!! Almost unbeliveable that you did it ALL alone! A great example of the true indie spirit that I love to present at my shows!! .. have a great new year 'n many good things for your music! cheerz!" ”

"John, You're very talented! You've got a cool voice! I really liked the CD! Good Luck!"