ELEVATION Concert John Dorsch Music
Local musical artists John Dorsch and Dani perform at The Studio Theatre Aug 20th, 2-4 pm
About John Dorsch:
As a teenager, using pennies to slow down my vinyl records to try and get “that sound” on my Les Paul, lead me to Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, Rush, The Beatles etc. Fast forward after 45 years of electric / acoustic guitar and drum playing, my passion for music has expanded to include Fingerstyle guitar. Inspired by mentor Tommy Emmanuel, exposure to Jerry Reed and Merle Travis, the challenge of moving strings to a different sound is exhilarating!
After decades of playing lead electric guitar in local bands, I shifted gears and began an acoustic duet and stepped into singing lead. My musical journey into songwriting and recording now focuses on acoustic fingerstyle guitar and electric guitar. Currently, my wife Dani accompanies me on African Djembe drum and percussion with blended harmony vocals.
Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada is where I have spent most of my life and continue to make the Rideau Lakes area our home. Peaceful summer nights and loon song paired with winter travel to other parts of the world provide great inspiration for songwriting.
My passion is to play my instruments with unrestricted flare using Fingerstyle, Jazz, Pop and Rock influences to bring a special sound to music rarely duplicated.
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