drums, acoustic guitar, vocalist
John has been active in music, playing in rock/blues bands
since his early teens, and was a studio musician and under a
management and recording contract through a Midwest label by
age 16. After a decade in Wisconsin playing drums in rock,
blues and jazz, as well as acoustic guitar, and opening for a
number of major rock and folk acts, he relocated to Iowa City
in the late 1970s. There he was involved in a number of
folk/rock groups through the 1980s and 90s, performing in
local venues, KUNI’s “Live from Studio One”, and downtown
He is also
currently performing with other Iowa City area groups,
including Bahri Karacay & Turkana, a group exploring the
links between Turkish folk and pop music.
a psychologist, and Associate Professor in the Carver College
of Medicine at the University of Iowa.