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John Sharp

Vocals, Lead Guitar

John began playing live music in St. Louis, MO, performing in front of live audiences at age 14. Coffee houses and crappy bars littered his experience in stops in Champaign, IL, Tucson, AZ, Portland, OR and San Juan, PR before settling in Chicago, IL in 1995. When you grow up in the Midwest, partying with townies is a way of life.

With his buddies from college, John formed Poor Man’s Cow, a band that evolved into a 6-piece jam band modeled after the likes of The Grateful Dead and Widespread Panic. Poor Man’s Cow is still going strong after 20 years.

Moving to Tucson in 2014, John continued to write songs about men with women who have gone bad, and sometimes men who just do bad things. He also performed with some smaller acts prior to hearing Caleb Warren’s exquisite pontificating about Madison, Morgan, Tommy, and all the townies that went before. Parties With Townies was born, and John will continue to write and play into oblivion.