John Beacher

John Beacher

 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

John Beacher has built a solid career rooted in rhythm, blues, soulfulness, and a deep appreciation for folk music and song writing tradition. Known for his moving lyrics and diverse vocal skills, John’s music ranges from ballads to funk to improvisational looping. He is a one man show with the ability to create the same intensity and sound as a full band. He’s opened shows for Leon Russell, Cheryl Wheeler, Rusted Root, Marshall Tucker, and receives regular airplay on WXPN in Philadelphia.


A prolific songwriter, natural performer and “hope enthusiast,” John Beacher has
built his decade-long career not only with talent but a genuine spirit and kind
heart. John’s music is a homecoming for the soul, timeless and sincere, and taps
into a source that runs far deeper than the songwriter himself. Rooted in rhythm
and blues yet unbound by genre, each song is a musical tapestry woven with
soulful threads. Whether he’s singing songs of social justice, belting out blues or
funk, or serenading the audience with a love ballad, there is no doubt that John is
completely one with the music. He is a seasoned musician whose ability to
improvise both on guitar and with his voice makes each performance an entirely
unique reflection of the audience and his surroundings. 

Since receiving his first guitar at age 11, writing, singing and playing became
John’s all-consuming passion, and by age 17 he was performing his own
compositions professionally. Throughout his 20s, John’s love for people and music
led him to travel the US and abroad, collecting stories, writing songs and building
friendships until he finally settled in Boulder, Colorado. There he spent several
years honing his craft, playing in various music projects and performing in venues
all over the Boulder/Denver area.

In 2011 John made the decision to move back to his hometown of New Hope,
Pennsylvania, and give his music career 100% of his attention. Since then he has
become a full-time singer-songwriter, a community keystone in Bucks County and
a regular name on WXPN 88.5 FM Philadelphia. His weekly “Community Stage at
Karla’s” in New Hope has become a staple in the local music community, drawing
talent from all over Bucks County and beyond for more than five years. During
that time, John released a live self-titled solo acoustic album, collaborated on
multiple music video projects with his friend Louis Sparre of Tweed Video and
developed a sustainable career as what he calls a “blue collar musician.”

John has organized concerts; played countless venues, weddings, private events
and fundraisers; and has shared the stage with accomplished national acts such as
Leon Russell, Rusted Root, Cheryl Wheeler, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Dean
Ween Group and Elephant Revival, to name a few. In 2015 he had the honor of
performing at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Live at the World Café in Philadelphia
and The Musicfest Café at Steelstacks in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. In addition to
being a live performer, John has a sideline composing music for Tweed Video,
working on projects for clients such as The American Lung Association, NBC,
Comcast, and Mural Arts Philadelphia.