(Photo by Mary Atwood.)

I am a composer, musician, and vocalist. My main instruments are bass and guitar but I've been known to pick up a drum, mandolin, piano, trumpet, or synthesizer to record the parts that are needed for a song that I've written. I began my music career in the spring of 1976. I have released ten solo albums and twenty-two albums with my bands.

My favorite living artists are Bruce Cockburn, Jonatha Brooke, Shawn Colvin, and Todd Rundgren. My music had been influenced by everything I've ever heard but it was Todd Rundgren that taught me to be fearless when approaching songwriting and recording. I was amazed when I learned that he wrote the songs and played all of the parts on his albums. All of my albums are available for free download in MP3 format from my record label's website, Barnyard Sounds.

I have been a member of the following bands, duets, and trios: Minas Tirith, Rael, The Tim Turner Band, Allagash, The Units, Wilson Blue and the Blue Roots Reggae Band, Mirage, Beta Brunette, Red Road, Newbird, Zen Chefs, Seek First, Casinelli & Company, Essential Harmony, Fable, Barnstormers, The BLC Band, and Swamp Ash. I have also been a guest performer with Full Circle, Maasai, Man on the Street, and Dub Squad.

I have performed and/or recorded with David Lieber, Ken & Marty Mele, Tony Miceli, Wico Van Genderen, Lydia Jackson, Tim Waller, Brad Egner, Bob Hollinger, Kenny & Michael Birnbaum, Charlie Capella, Pete Kogler, Val Cocci, Tim Turner, Jimmy Mulligan, John Guadagni, Jon & Justin Jelleyman, Jimmy & Jane Devine, Wilson Blue, Dave Turano, Brian Dougan, David Chandler, Arna Zucker, Phil Mullen, Lloyd Nibbs, Nick & Steve Smith, Steve Copel, Kenny Johnson, Fred Wilkes, Billy Smith, Willie Wilmont, Tom Parotti, Willie Coolie, Abdul Mateen, Tony Blackett, Frank O'Rourke, Chris Turner, Len Boudreau, John Crafton, Anthony Gavoli, Joshua Willis, Donna & Jeff Olson, Vincent Pasternak, John Dunn, Rick Bellaire, Marilynn Manfra, JP Jones, Kurt Meyer, Caila Byrd, Michele Jeffrey, Joe Casinelli, Steven Hodge, Chuck Smith, Kristen Chapentier, Denice Petrucci, Seth Ramsdill, James & Sam Marriot, Danielle Schaeffer, Judie Knudtson, Jacob Clawson, The Imel family, Steve Chapman, Alex Heilig, Betsy & David Elwert, Kathleen Olive, Bryan Wilkes, Aimee Pakan, Carlos Reichard, Matt Lytkowsky, Shane Platten, Mikey Clams, David Lyons, Rob Mays, Ken Lovan, Donald Clark, Robert Prince Nicklin, Joe Oliff, Alex Peramas, and Jerico Neizen. I've also performed with The Bethlehem Lutheran Church Choir and The Grace Lutheran Church Choir.

I was audio engineer for Maasai and the Jon Jelleyman Memorial Benefit Concert at One Pelham East in Newport, Rhode Island. I was audio engineer and producer for Arna Zucker's "i love to sing-a" EP and John Belcher's "Half of My Time" which appears on John Belcher's album "The Sound According to John". I was also audio engineer for all of my albums and St Andrews Lutheran Church & Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

My Fair Use Policy

All the lyrics, music, pictures, and videos created by me are for your personal use only and remain the exclusive property of John Spreier. All of my albums can be downloaded for free in zipped packages with the songs encoded in MP3 format complete with album art and liner notes from Barnyard Sounds. They may not be altered, performed, reproduced, or resold in any form without my express written consent. You are free to share them as long as the credit goes where it belongs and you do not profit from their use.

I hope you enjoy my music and share it with your friends.


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