Cover Feature in West Hawaii Today: January 20, 2017
"Streets of Mumbai" EP with Long Tall Deb
The richly-textured layers on “Streets of Mumbai” incorporate world influence with a soul-blues base picked up on our travels throughout India, Nepal, Hawaii and the American South. The EP climbed high on Blues, Americana and Jam Band charts, a testament to its crossover appeal.
I'm proud of this collaborative effort with my partner in rhyme and crime, Long Tall Deb and produced by Michael Landolt.
Double CD Album Out Now!
My new double disc album, "Two Sides of The Colin" is available online at CD Baby as well as for digital download at ITunes.
The album features everything from solo acoustic blues and Hawaiian guitar to full blown electric band outings, all compiled from the last ten years of my recorded output.
Two Sides of The Colin album is available at all shows as well as directly at http://cdbaby.com/cd/colinjohn7
Welcome to Colin John's Music!
An accomplished, versatile musician, Colin commands the stage with both his guitar prowess and passionate singing. He is equally at home and engaging playing both acoustic and electric styles.
Based on The Big Island of Hawai'i, Colin John,"The Transpacific Bluesman" is internationally regarded and recognized as a unique musician, possessing world class skills on acoustic, resonator and electric guitars.
As a slide player, Colin's facility at both lap and bottleneck styles as well as his formidable fingerpicking skills are impressive.
His command and synthesis of genres including blues, soul, rock and roll and Hawaiian was described by the British music magazine Mojo as, “Ferociously entertaining funked-up R&B” by Blues Revue Magazine as, "Mississippi Meets Maui" and Guitar Player Magazine said,
"This is what Jimi Hendrix might have sounded like if he abandoned the rat race, moved to Hawaii, taken up surfing and let the sun and waves bestow their laid-back highs."
2017 finds Colin playing internationally in both solo acoustic performances,with his electric power trio, The Colin John Band, as well as acoustic duo and electric band shows with longtime collaborator
Long Tall Deb.
In addition to live performances, Colin works with the Maui-based Arts Education for Children Group helping children to realize their musical ambitions through learning about music and performing.