JOHN BUNZLI Denver Colorado Singer/Songwriter Roots Pop
Ever since he can remember, John has been surrounded by music. As a child he spent hours listening to a family record collection that included everything from classical to jazz, show tunes to pop, and music from a variety of different cultures and countries. John has always been musical: piano lessons, school choir, etc. Then he discovered the Beatles – life was good! He remembers spending his hard- earned paper route money to buy every one of their records.
A dream he had in high school changed his life. “I woke up the next morning and knew I had to have a guitar”. He managed to wrangle his sister’s old beat up nylon string and he never looked back. He began taking classical lessons while teaching himself other styles and experimenting with songwriting and improvisation.
John studied music at the University of Colorado Denver. Although professionally trained, his approach to music has always been an intuitive, emotional one, “I’ve always gotten more from just listening to and really experiencing music than from analyzing it”.
John started paying his dues not long after he got his first “real” guitar, a now well-worn Fender Telecaster. After playing in several bands in the Boulder/Denver area, John decided it was time to strike out on his own. The result is his stunning debut CD The Well and his new EP The Demo Sessions
Quitting his day job in Boulder, Colorado, John has devoted all his time and energy into the business of making music all day long, and it is paying off.
The full band includes: Andy Sweetser banging away on the drums, Matt Skellenger on the blistering electric bass, Glen Taylor pedal steel guitar, and keyboardist Bill McKay – Leftover Salmon – who sits in from time to time on gigs and adds to the recordings.