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John Ludington


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"Review of Some Glitter"

“Ludington’s outré acoustic ditties are catchy, drunken, stein-sloshing chanteys whose high art lies in the way they string together non sequiturs and invite the listener to sing right along.” – Peter Aaron roll Creative Living in the Hudson Valley

- Roll Magazine

"Review of Clouds Today by a friend"

When someone stole my car stereo, I was more pissed that they stole ''Clouds Today'' then I was that they stole my deck. John's music makes you feel like your part of a club. A club of earthlings, all spinning around the sun, innocent, curious, beautiful. I think if aliens come John should be the first to say Hi. He's a light, obviously doing what he was put here to do. - Devin Farren

"Review of Clouds Today by a fan"

A couple of years ago I dated a guy that made mixes. One of his mixes had "something crazy" on it. He had seen John play in Prescott and bought the cd. Well... anyway that's how I found this cd and I love it - have been searching online for current info forever and now here it is. This is a brilliant cd. - Kai

"Review of Clouds Today"

“Most distinctive is his signature fractured whimsical chord progressions and surprising sung sound effects.” - Jacques Laiberte, Art Rag


Chewing Lessons De Espania
Clouds Today
Some Glitter
Attic Window



John Ludington plays locally in Humboldt County. Check out his latest album, 'Attic Window'. You can find 'Attic Window' and other releases at and at any of these shows:

February 13 - Carpetbag Brigade Show!!, Sebastopol, CA for details:
February 27 - Fox & Goose, Sacramento, CA
March 6 - Ramones, Eureka, CA

John Ludington was born in upstate NY and grew up in Liverpool, a suburb of Syracuse. His dad handed him his great grandfather's guitar when he was 9, cranked his fingers into shape and said, "this is a G". For two solid weeks, John played 'Where Have All the Flowers Gone', 'Tom Dooley' and 'Lady Came From Baltimore'. He then started writing songs.

John’s band, Barefoot Gravediggers was awarded Best New Artist at the Syracuse Area Music Awards in 1993 and their release, 'Chewing Lessons De Espana' was a great success.

John spent a few years performing in NY state and in ’96, he decided to visit his friend Seth Faergolzia of Dufus while Seth was producing his musical, Fun Wearing Underwear at Suny Purchase just outside of NYC. Inspired by Faergolzia, John wrote the majority of the material for his LP, 'Some Glitter' in that two week visit.

After a year playing the red line in Boston, John traveled to Northern Arizona where he planted the seeds for Milk Voice Records with his long-time friend, Samuel Santangelo.

John moved into a garage turned mother-in-law unit in Samuel’s backyard where 'Some Glitter' was born. Everything was recorded on a Tascam four-track using his dad’s old sm58’s.

'Some Glitter' stayed on the shelf. Instead, John and Samuel produced John’s first solo album, 'Clouds Today' in 2001 which was also Milk Voice Records’ first release.
Clouds Today is “A stellar achievement for a solo artist. It is whimsical, fully self-actualizing and cutting edge.”
- Jacques Laiberte, Culture Art Rag

In Arizona, John and Samuel teamed up with the physical theater troupe, The Carpetbag Brigade and in ’04, John composed a soundtrack to their stilt-walking ballet, Mudfire. John performed his soundtrack live on a four month tour with the Brigade from L.A. to British Colombia and back. Since then it has been broadcast from the Universal Forum of Cultures in Monterrey, Mexico to the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.

John and Samuel moved to Northern California after touring with the Brigade, and in ’08, Milk Voice Records released John’s second solo album, 'Some Glitter'. It was re-mastered and released nearly ten years after it was recorded at which time John took it on tour in NY state with Seth Faergolzia.

John released a new CD called 'Attic Window' in July, 09 and toured again in NY state with Dufus. He is currently working on a recording to be released later this year.