www.johnswangermusic.com I was born the oldest of three brothers in Taylors, SC. My Dad is a life long steel worker whose family were sim...
www.johnswangermusic.com I was born the oldest of three brothers in Taylors, SC. My Dad is a life long steel worker whose family were simple mill worker/farmers from Western North Carolina between Canton and Asheville, and my Mom and her family are Irish Catholics from Charleston, SC. I grew up in South Carolina with one foot in the dark corner mountains and the other on the Holy City coast. At the age of about 14 I began playing music in garage bands and then at local pool halls, country dives, and biker bars. My earliest influences were The Beatles, and Prince but I always had an affinity for the heavy darker styles of music. More recently, I discovered a great passion for Americana, Folk, and Bluegrass those raw gritty real-life working-class sounds satisfy my thirst for the heavier and darker culture. These days you can find me playing around the Clock Tower in Simpsonville at places like Carolina Olive Oil and The Ice Cream Station.