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Who is John Spreier?

John Spreier is a musician, songwriter, and vocalist. His main instruments are bass and guitar but he's been known to pick up a mandolin, trumpet, or drum and bang some keys on a piano or synthesizer to record the parts that are needed for a song that he's written. He began his music career in the spring of 1976. To date he has released ten solo albums and twenty-two albums with his bands.

John has been a member of the following bands, duets & trios: Minas Tirith, Rael, The Tim Turner Band, Allagash, The Units, Wilson Blue and the Blue Roots Reggae Band, Mirage, Beta Brunette, Red Road, Newbird, Zen Chefs, Seek First, Fable, Essential Harmony, Casinelli & Company, Barnstormers, The BLC Band, and Swamp Ash. He has also been a guest performer with Full Circle, Maasai, Man on the Street, and Dub Squad.

John has performed and/or recorded with David Lieber, Ken & Marty Mele, Tony Miceli, Lydia Jackson, Tim Waller, Brad Egner, Bob Hollinger, Kenny & Michael Birnbaum, Charlie Capella, Pete Kogler, Val Cocci, John Guadagni, Jon & Justin Jelleyman, Jimmy Devine, Wilson Blue, Dave Turano, Brian Dougan, David Chandler, Arna Zucker, Phil Mullen, Lloyd Nibbs, Nick & Steve Smith, Steve Copel, Kenny Johnson, Fred Wilkes, Billy Smith, Willie Wilmont, Tom Parotti, Willie Coolie, Abdul Mateen, Tony Blackett, Frank O'Rourke, Chris Turner, Len Boudreau, John Crafton Jr, Anthony Gavoli, Joshua Willis, Donna & Jeff Olson, Vincent Pasternak, John Dunn, Rick Bellaire, J.P. Jones, Kurt Meyer, Caila Byrd, Steven Hodge, Chuck Smith, Kristen Chapentier, Denice Petrucci, James Marriot, Danielle Schaeffer, Judie Knudtson, Steve Chapman, Betsy & David Elwert, Kathleen Olive, Bryan Wilkes, Aimee Pakan, Carlos Reichard, and Robert Mays . He's also performed with The Bethlehem Lutheran Church Choir and The Grace Lutheran Church Choir.

John was an audio engineer with John Guadagni for Maasai's live performances in the eighties. He was the audio engineer for The Jon Jelleyman Memorial Benefit Concert at One Pelham East in Newport, R.I. He was the audio engineer and producer for Arna Zucker's "i love to sing-a" EP. He was the audio engineer for John Belcher's "Half of My Time" which appears on John Belcher's album "The Sound According to John". He was an audio engineer for St Andrews Lutheran Church & Bethlehem Lutheran Church. He was the audio engineer for all of his bands albums with the exception of the Allagash albums which were engineered by Jon Jelleyman. He was the audio engineer and producer for all of his solo albums.