John Bergstrom
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John Bergstrom


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"Western State of Mind"

John Bergstrom really delivers songs that make you listen and think. His own work really fascinates and is spellbinding.

Lillies Ohlsson
Sweden - Smalands Country Club SCC-Nytt

"John Bergstrom"

... His original music is most interesting, including beautiful waltzes and ballads.

Bernard Boyat
France - Le Cri du Coyote; Revue de Musique Americaines

"fan comment"

I was really curious to what "cowboy music was and no I realize it's the kind of country I like! I love the guitar in his music.

Desta Stutts
new fan - none

"Western State of Mind"

You can almost smell the campfire as John spins his tales of the Old West.

Rattlesnake Slim's
Newhall, CA

- Rattlesnake Slim's site

"John Bergstrom"

Eight of the songs on his debut CD are originals; including... "Red Rocks of Sedona... St. Francis Dam... and I was taken by one lyric from Latchkey Cowboy bergsrom's song about kids watching western on TV, 'The Red Bench was Trigger, my sidekick rode the chair.'"

Rick Huff's
Best of the West Reviews - Rope Burns


CD... "Western State of Mind"
You can check out a taste of WSOM at CDbaby .com, my website, and my MySpace page, Western State of Mind
New CD! My new CD, "Throw Down the Box" is up and running too.



I'm a story teller. That's pretty much the conclusion you could draw when looking at my music and my life. I majored in history in school, and have always enjoyed music that tells a story. I was raised on tv and movie westerns, which were full of music. The traditional music of the west is a fundamental part of America's musical history. Within more recent years has come a development of new music about the west. These are the three sources that define my repertoire.
In recent years, a number of performers and groups have inspired me. Foremost is the group New West. Their ability to present western songs with enthusiasm and a ring of truth put me on the road to my debut CD. In the summer of 2009, I introduced my second CD, "Throw Down the Box."
Much of my show is my own songs about historical figures like the bandits Tiburcio Vasquez and Black Bart, places I've visited and admired like Sedona, Arizona, or dramatic/tragic events like the collapse of the St. Francis Dam in 1928. I mix in traditional songs about the cowboy life, and an occassional country song for added color.
The title song of my first CD is "Western State of Mind." It's biographical in nature and expresses my view of the west that isn't really a particular place, but is a mind set: love of the land; appreciation for what has come before; willingness to put in a good day's work. The foks that settled this great land were just regular folks that did amazing things because they had to in order to face the challenges that presented themselves. Those people didn't always succeed. That's not even the point. The effort to extend themselves, build a new life for their families, to build this country, is the west. This is the ultimate inspiration for my music. You can check out a couple of performance videos on youTube.