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Moods: Featuring Guitar Rock: Americana Rock: Jam-band Folk: Folk-Rock Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

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John Mancini Band

John started writing songs while working as a house painter in Crested Butte, Colorado and began performing regularly when he moved to Southern Mississippi in 2004. Returning to his hometown of Baltimore, MD, in 2007, he started JMB, recorded two full-length award-winning albums and toured the Mid-Atlantic from NY to VA until 2012.

Picking up roots again in 2013, John moved to California to pursue an MFA in Creative Writing. He recently settled in the Bay Area where he recorded Halfway Home, his second EP of 2015. He then formed the newgrass group, Broken Barrels and released their debut album, A Little off the Top, in 2016.

Seeking a balance of melody, groove and message, John has published more than forty songs since his 2009 debut, which was praised by Billboard, Relix, Glide, Big Takeover Magazine and others for its songwriting and musicianship.

Honing a lyrical folk-rock aesthetic that has come to define his sound, John draws from an Americana tradition shared by artists like Ryan Adams, Tom Petty, Gram Parsons, John Fogerty and Dr. John. His songs have played on non-com radio stations across the country and in Europe. They have also appeared on film and TV in the U.S. and abroad and been reviewed in many music blogs.

"Imagine Randy Newman singing songs written by John Fogerty and Dr. John."
-- Big Takeover Magazine

"A fun listen filled with crafty grooves and sharp musicianship."
-- Glide Magazine

"Mancini delivers lines that will make your girlfriends shiver."
-- Leeway's Home Grown Music Network

"takes the listener on a donkey ride across the planes"
--Emerging Indie Bands