John is a student at Middle Tennessee State University majoring in recording industry management with a concentration in production and technology. He comes from Louisville, Kentucky, where he was surrounded by bands that arose after local legends Slint and Squirrelbait broke up as well as by up-and-comers My Morning Jacket.
He swears by Bruce Springsteen's "Nebraska," and the Stooges' "Fun House" is slowly but surely taking over his life. He delights in the discomfort and tension that Albert Ayler's records can bring to a room, and he enjoys butchering any given moment with power-pop records from the Romantics and Matthew Sweet.
John believes that if Hulk Hogan can body-slam the 530-pound Andre the Giant in front of a capacity crowd of 93,000-plus people, then by god he can do anything.