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INTERVIEW: John Vento

How would you classify your music?

AMERICANA/ SOFT POP/ TOUCH OF FOLK.

Who are some of your top 5 musical influences?

HARRY CHAPIN, ERIC BURDON ( ANIMALS), VAN MORRISON, JAMES TAYLOR,MARVIN GAYE.

What do you want fans to take from your music?

I TRY TO CREATE A PERSONAL CONNECTION THROUGH THE LYRICS. I WANT THE LISTENER TO SAY… “WOW, I CAN RELATE TO HIM”.

How’s the music scene in your locale?

GREAT ! A LOT OF ORIGINAL MUSIC WITH MANY STRONG UP AND COMING YOUNG ARTIST.

What is the best concert you have been to?

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN 1978 DARKNESS TOUR.

What do you like most about playing live?

THE HUMAN INTERACTION, LOOKING INTO THEIR EYES AND HOPING TO MAKE A SPECIAL CONNECTION.

Is there a song on your latest CD release here that stands out as your personal favorite, and why?

YES, BABY BLUES. IT WAS THE FIRST ONE WRITTEN/RECORDED. PLUS IT IS THE MOST INTIMATE AND MEANINGFUL TRACK REFLECTING WHERE I WAS IN MY LIFE AT THAT TIME.

How have you evolved as an artist over the last year?

I THINK I’VE ACTUALLY CALMED DOWN AND HAVE BECOME MORE REFLECTIVE. I USED TO GO,GO,GO…CLASSIC TYPE A DUDE. NOW I LISTEN MORE AND STUDY THE CRAFT MUCH MORE.

If you could meet, play a gig, co-write a song, have dinner, have a drink with any band or artist (dead or alive) who would it be?

OH MY….. THAT’s EASY…… HARRY CHAPIN.

What’s next for you?

CONTINUING TO ELEVATE MY LIVE PERFORMANCE PLUS THE NEW ALBUM, “ LOVE, LUST & OTHER WRECKAGE’ IS THE SOUNDTRACK FOR AN UPCOMING STAGE PLAY ( FALL 2019). THAT IS A FIRST FOR ME.  

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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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