John Floridis | October Surprise

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October Surprise

by John Floridis

Reflective yet sturdy, driving yet melodic acoustic guitar instrumentals fill this eighth release by Missoula, Montana based recording artist John Floridis
Genre: Folk: Fingerstyle
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  Song Share Time Download
1. October Surprise
3:15 $0.99
2. Believe It or Not
3:33 $0.99
3. It Was There All Along
4:16 $0.99
4. Wake up Call
4:39 $0.99
5. Then Came Monday
6:05 $0.99
6. Bionic 54
4:22 $0.99
7. The Elephant Behind My Home
3:53 $0.99
8. October's Call
4:53 $0.99
9. What the Heart Desires
4:07 $0.99
10. Just Make It to the Other Side
4:27 $0.99
11. He Didn't Feel a Thing
3:52 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
John Floridis, Missoula, Montana based guitarist, singer-songwriter and composer has been a resident in the "Big Sky" state since 1993 having moved there from the strong shouldered, down-but-never-out city of Cleveland, Ohio. He has released eight recordings mixing bluesy, folk-rock vocal tunes with adventurous solo acoustic guitar compositions including two very popular winter themed recordings "December's Quiet Joy" and “The Peaceful Season.” He’s also released the recording “Live From 11th and Grant”, the soundtrack from his Northwest Emmy Award winning performance for the Montana PBS program of the same name. In October of 2017 John released a digital album of acoustic guitar instrumental pieces, “October Surprise”.
John has been named Missoula's best musician by the Missoula Independent and remains a yearly finalist in that category. He has consistently been among the winners of the International Acoustic Music Association Awards for instrumental composition. He has performed for over two decades at numerous concert series, festivals and music clubs in the Western region. John has shared the stage with artists as diverse as Shawn Colvin, Derek Trucks, Patty Griffin, Richard Thompson, Emmylou Harris, Bruce Cockburn, Kelly Joe Phelps, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Patty Larkin.

John is also the producer and host of Musician’s Spotlight for Montana Public Radio which has been named winner of the Montana Broadcasters Award for Best Non-Commercial Program on multiple occasions.

Prior to his full time career in music, John worked with emotionally troubled youth as a registered music therapist and clinical social worker both in Ohio and Montana.

“John was very inspiring! He plays so well.”-
Shawn Colvin, Sony Recording Artist, Grammy Award Winner

“John's music dances on the very tip of a needle stuck solidly between subtlety and power, and the beauty of his vantage point is in his ability to lean toward one side or the other at a finger snap"-
Kelly Joe Phelps, Rykodisc Recording Artist



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