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John Lewis / Press

“John Lewis is one of a kind. His music is best described as "gutsy." There's a very visceral feel to his vocals; he's digging down deep into his own gut, and hitting you in yours. Listen to "Wicked Man." There is pain and anguish in his voice. After hearing it I always just stop. I want only silence, so the echos from the song continue to ring in my ears. It's a really remarkable musical statement.”

Howard Lawrence - Reverbnation

“Once in awhile, one hopes to run across music that completes a total package. Composition, arrangement & musicianship are the keys. John Lewis has them all & is unlocking our ears for the future!.”

R. Pickett Bugg - Reverbnation

“The only thing I know for sure when I visit John's page is that I'm gonna find a new nugget to chomp on. Tonight it's Broken Stone. Gritty and soulful. He lets the vocals and acoustic guitar drive, but those other elements in the back provide heft. John's compositions always seems to meander at times in unexpected ways--how refreshing!--but they also come back to the main thrust to finish off the listener”

Howard Lawrence - Reverbnation

“bitter tears is SWEET! solid electric sound on Rewind. g ”

Thadeus Project - Reverbnation

“What drives John is the need for catharsis. You can hear it in his memorable songs. His music is dominated by a powerful, rich voice and emotive acoustic guitar playing. Sometimes, like on Angels, that's enough for him to create a heartbreaker. On other tracks like Matter of Time, John tosses in a propulsive rhythm section and just the right amount of a lyrical electric guitar to build symphonic rockers. His sound would be equally at home in Seattle and Nashville.”

Howard Lawrence - Reverbnation

“what can i say. you totally ROCK dude!!!!!!!!!! ”

Billy T. Scrapper - Reverbnation

“John digs deep into his soul for inspiration. You can feel it in songs like Final Goodbye...it doesn't mean the end. Well said.”

Howard Lawrence - Reverbnation

“Hey John! Loving your tunes man! You got a really cool voice and some really cool acoustic vibes! Great song arrangements...You remind me of so much of a little "Alice in Chains" (their acoustic stuff). Killer songs man! I love it!”

Present Day Bliss - Reverbnation

“ GREAT Tracks, John!! Played em all--every track ROCKS!! Thx for the connect--Joey ”

Joey Pliskin - Reverbnation

“Really diggin' the grooves on this page!! Awesome sound!! ”

Seven Days - Reverbnation

“Great songs/tunage - keep on keeping on with the guitar therapy (read your bio).”

The Owegi Band - Reverbnation

“John! Just wanted to let you know I am back again at with your songs! Man I love "Matter of Time" and "Wicked Man"...Those songs are great man!!! I'm going through the rest of your playlist right now...Such a great acoustic sound, with awesome lyrics and dope harmonies! Can't get enough man!”

Present Day Bliss - Reverbnation

“Wicked Man...AWESOME song!!! Keep it up!”

Zoe Ann - Reverbnation

“Hey just stoppin in to check out your tunes again, man! Wicked man is excellent! Rock on”

John Cheney - Reverbnation

“ Hey John, thanks for stopping by! I'm really enjoying Wicked Man...well written, well played and sang, and well produced. Nice work bro! ”

Dry Martinez - Reverbnation

“Nice voice John! I'm listening to "Wicked Man". ”

MaryAnn - Reverbnation

“ John, ‘Bitter Tears’ exemplifies your work of hope.... your true character beautifully powers your magnificent art....the future is yours ”

soulnarrative - Reverbnation

“With Wicked Man John Lewis has done the unthinkable: created a 5 1/2-minute epic masterpiece that manages to comfortably cram so many movements and elements--some bold, some subtle--into a mesmerizing whole. I actually had to listen to this twice in succession and then walk away to digest it. The influences are unmistakable. The vocals are rich, textured, harmonious and haunting. The arrangement is layered without being cluttered. (I gave up keeping count of the guitar solos along the way.) If John were a prog-rocker, I swear he could turn this one track into a side-long suite. If I had made this I'd have hung up the cleats afterwards and gone fishing.”

Howard Lawrence - Reverbnation

“It's always just a "Matter of Time" before you run across a very talented artist on Reverb that makes you stop in your tracks!! John is one of them!! ”

Seven Days - Reverbnation