John Autin

John Autin

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John Autin is an overwhelmingly talented pianoman from New Orleans. Whether it's jazz, funk, blues or rock John and his band get the job done. A fixture at the world famous Carousel Lounge in New Orleans, John has performed all over the world with some of New Orleans' finest.

Biography

Pianist, vocalist, producer, songwriter John Autin is one of New Orleans' musical treasures. For years, John Autin has been one of New Orleans finest pianists playing or recording with Luther Kent, Marva Wright, Snooks Eaglin, Ernie K. Doe, Tommy Ridgley, Oliver Morgan, Irma Thomas, Eddie Bo, George Porter, Jr., Anders Osborne, Nora Wixted, Timothea, Grace Darling, Brian Lee, Wanda Rouzan, Al Miller, Jeff Chaz, Theresa Andersson, Irene Sage, Big Daddy ‘O’. John has also produced CD’s for many of these artists and others on the Rabadash Records label.

In 1999, John decided to focus on himself as an artist, starting with solo piano gigs, and forming the trio “The Autin Packing Co.”. Lately, John has been working the finest piano rooms in New Orleans. In April 2003, the Hotel Monteleone contracted John to play the Carousel Lounge, New Orleans oldest and most prestigious solo piano room. Playing Jazz standards, New Orleans Piano, Blues and requests, John plays the Steinway concert grand that Liberace got his start on over 70 years ago.

During Hurricane Katrina, never one to sit still, while evacuated to Dallas John got musicians together and thought of a way to give back. Half artists from Texas and half evacuated musicians from New Orleans created a complilation CD entitled, “From the Lone Star to the Gulf Coast”. All money made off of this great CD went straight to the Tipitina’s Foundation.

Upon his return to New Orleans post Katrina, John has focused on building the Rabadash Records label to national status. Other than the ton of work involved in Rabadash John continues to be the house pianoman for the world famous Carousel Lounge. John also was contracted to create music for the feature animated film, “The Majestical”, set to be released in late 2007.

John’s studio CD Piano Face features his keyboard playing and singing with drums, bass and tuba. Tracks were cut with New Orleans musical luminaries Johnny Vidacovitch and Matt Perrine. Other tracks are complete with the members of the Autin Packing Co. Greg Finsley and Jay Drongé. John has written several songs for the CD along with songs by Anders Osborne, Jay Griggs, Nora Wixted, Doug Duffey, and James Autin. The CD covers several of the styles John plays, including Rock, Funk, Blues, Jazz and Pop.

Discography

1982-Nora Wixted-"The Blues Lose" Producer Keyboards
1983-Al Broussard-"Music of a Lifetime" Producer
1984- Louie Ludwig "Real World" Producer, Keyboards
1985-Reverend Leo Jackson "Can't Hurry God" Keyboards
1986-John Magnie- "Now Appearing" Producer
1988-Nora Wixted "Before the Feeling is Gone"-Keyboards Producer
1989-George Porter, Jr. "Runnin Partners" Piano, keyboards
1990- Anders Osborne "Osborne Orchestra" Piano, Organ, Producer
1991-Doug Duffey " Danger Sex and Sound Effects" Piano
1991-Jeff Spence " Rockin Louisiana Man" Producer
1991 Sally Townes "Just Want Some More" Producer
1992 Theresa Andersson "Vibes" Piano
1993 Anders Osborne "Break the Chain" Piano, Organ
1994 Timothea "Back Home to Mama" Piano Organ
1995 Snooks Egland "Live in Japan" Piano. Organ
1995 Rockin Jake "Let's go Get Em" Producer, piano, song writing
1998 Al Miller "Al Miller" Producer, Keyboards, Bass
1999 George Keys "Mr Key if you Please" Co Producer
2000 Big Daddy 'O' "That's How Strong My Love Is" Producer, Keyboards, Bass guitar
2002 John Autin "Piano Face" Piano, Vocals, Song Writing, Producer
2003 John Autin "Live" 8 Cd Series" Piano, Vocals, Song writing, Producer
2004 Big Daddy 'O' "Deranged Covers" Producer, Piano
2005 Compilation " From the Lone Star to the Gulf Coast" Piano, vocals, Producer
2006 Movie " The Magistical" Soundtrack, Composer, Musician
2007 Amanda Walker "Amanda Walker" Producer

Set List

01. My Name Is John (4:14)
02. Ain't Got No Room For The Blues (2:53)
03. Lullaby (5:31)
04. Interlude #1 (:37)
05. Taxes (3:41)
06. I Want To Be Seduced (3:27)
07. Let's Buzz (3:28)
08. Publicity (3:15)
09. Interlude #2 (:20)
10. The Blues Lose (4:25)
11. Hog Dog (3:44)
12. Guilty (5:23)
13. My Baby Don't Care (5:18)
14. Interlude #3 (:34)
15. Blind Man Blues (4:39)
16. Kissing You In My Dreams (4:47)
17. Georgia (3:38)
18. This (5:19)
19. Martha (4:24)