Right On John
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  • Portland, OR
  • United States
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"Hi, If you not have had the possibility to visit my site I hereby give you a little tast of The Bluesmates. If you like it there is more to hear. If not, I am sorry to have taken your time. Much respect. Grandpa_Erik "
Aug 17, 2009
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Right On John's Summer Tour Dates! at All over the southwestern/midwestern USA

July 1, 2009 at 9pm to July 19, 2009 at 11am
Redwood Bar and Grill in LA on July 1st w/Lynda Kay and RizorkestraMia's Lounge in Flagstaff, AZ on July 3rd w/the Chuck Hall BandHotel Congress in Tucson, AZ on July 4th w/Al Foul, Tom Walbanks, etc...El Patio Cantina in Las Cruces, NM on July 7th w/C.W. Ayon and Sean Bond Goon and his Psychological VoodooCarousel Lounge in Austin, TX on July 9th w/Captain MudholeFitzgerald's in Houston, TX on July 10th w/the Clay Jeffrey BandDowntown Music Hall in Little Rock, AR on July 11thBirdy's in…See More
Jun 24, 2009

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About Me:
Dirty punk/blues one man band from Portland, OR. Cigar box guitars, foot drums and vocals.

I was heavily influenced by punk and metal as a teenager and then I discovered the blues. The real blues. Son House, Lightnin' Hopkins, Robert Johnson, Howlin' Wolf are favorites for sure.

I'm trying to combine the two vastly different forms of music into something that makes sense to me (and hopefully you!).
Favorite Blues Artists and Bands (Please list at least a few...we use this question to weed out spammers)
pat mAcdonald, Chris Whitley, Johnny Lowebow, Scott H. Biram, Left Lane Cruiser, Bob Log III, Ben Prestage, Lynda Kay, Bruce Reaves, Jeff Norwood, Deltahead, and pretty much everybody that was at The Deep Blues Festival last year...I could go on forever.
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Right On John is the stage name of Portland, OR based multi-instrumentalist/songwriter John McColley.

John started taking piano lessons at the age of ten and picked up the guitar as soon as he was big enough to hold one. By age 16 he was playing shows in local all ages clubs with his first band "Decadence". By age 25 he had been in numerous bands and had played at major label showcases and supported national touring acts. He soon put down the guitar and picked up the art of forestry.

John worked for a few years doing reforestation work in the mountains of AZ, NM, CO and WY planting over 1,000,000 trees in burned areas, but the music bug wouldn't leave him alone. He moved to Portland, OR in 2006 and started performing as a one man band.

ROJ is a solo act, but make no mistake, this is no sensitive singer/songwriter stuff. John plays like his life depends on it. Uninitiated audience members are often shocked to discover that one man can create so much noise. John's sound combines blues, rock, punk and experimental music into something that can only be described as "Right On John". In a little over two years he has gone from terrorizing the local open mic scene to touring the country and performing at festivals.

Right On John has released two albums, 2007's "Thanx for Nothing!" on his own Dumbass Records label, and 2008's "son of black" on SB United.

A new cd of live cigar box guitar songs entitled "the cbgep" is cooking in the oven, as well as a live dvd.

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At 9:33pm on August 24, 2010, Tom 1960 said…
Hey Right On John,
Like to get you on Blindman's Blues Forum! It's the most active blues music forum on the net and I happen to enjoy promoting it. Just GOOGLE it. Over 520,000 posts! Please check us out.
PS Even if now is not the best time to join, could I at least get you to bookmark the site for future reference?
At 9:20am on August 17, 2009, Grandpa_Erik said…
Hi, If you not have had the possibility to visit my site I hereby give you a little tast of The Bluesmates. If you like it there is more to hear. If not, I am sorry to have taken your time.
Much respect. Grandpa_Erik

At 12:54pm on February 2, 2009, Jeff Norwood said…
KM and Washboard Jackson are here too!

ma fer Jeff
At 12:43pm on February 2, 2009, Mary Anne McLaurin said…
Ha! So glad you joined us here! If I Was Living is one of my FAVORITE songs! One that I downloaded a LONG time ago!
At 12:18pm on February 1, 2009, Ken Pustelnik said…
Hi Right On;
Welcome to LBW, love that greasy and evil sound , I noticed
a few mutual friends on our respective Myspace sites , enjoy this one.
Ken Pustelnik

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