Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Cheyenne's John Warburton in concert

Cheyenne singer/musician John Warburton will perform with special guest Brandon Warburton at the The Midtown Tavern (Anderson’s Other Corner), 1303 E. Pershing Blvd., Cheyenne, on Friday, February 26, 7:30 p.m.

Other upcoming solo shows by John Warburton at The Midtown Tavern will be held March 20 and April 10. Both shows at 7:30 p.m.

Bio info from the musician's web site:

Born in Cheyenne WY, John began his musical career at the age of 10 the moment he held the $25 Sears guitar his grandaddy had given to him. He went on to form and perform in local bands playing both covers and original music. After playing the local scene, John developed a need to see what else was out there. He decided to put his chops to the test in Phoenix AZ, but the heat seemed to be more of a constant than gigs. So after little less than a year, he inevitably found himself in Los Angeles clamoring to be noticed in a sea of musicians and bands. After playing and recording in original, cover, blues and quasi punk bands, John gave up the 'band mentality' for awhile and struck out on his own. He picked up his resonator, slide and a new attitude of sorts. After ten years in LA he moved to the San Francisco area for 2 years before coming full circle back to Cheyenne.

John's music is akin to the likes of artists such as Chris Whitley, Jeff Buckley, Lyle Lovett, Tom Waits and bands like Led Zepplin, & Alice in Chains to name a few. All of which have colored and continue to cast various hues on his music, which lyrically tends to be an observation of life through introspective lenses. Musically, John's heavy use of open tunings combined with a structured yet whimsical approach to creating music allows his songs to breathe, letting listeners in that are willing to 'listen' and 'listen' again. John believes some of the best songs transcend basic pop formulas to intrigue the listener into giving the song a 2nd, 3rd, 4th... chance, until, for whatever reason, that song is a part of the person listening to it, making it a milestone in that person's life, never to be forgotten.

FMI: http://johnwarburtonmusic.com/ and www.myspace.com/warburtonmusic