John Mueller
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John Mueller

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"NPR Radio"

"John Mueller has arrived in San Diego. He is totally engaging and sings and plays guitar like crazy."


"Chicago Tribune"

"Plays as true as a chord from a Fender Stratocaster. John Mueller is living proof that Buddy Holly's legacy lives on."
-Chicago Tribune - Chicago Tribune


"A Boy's Gotta Do What a Boy's Gotta Do," 2000 CD release.
"Romance and Redemption," 2005 CD release.
"Hey, Buddy" single has international airplay.



John Mueller is perhaps best known for his worldwide concert and stage portrayals of Buddy Holly and for his acclaimed Winter Dance Party show (a tribute to the final tour of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper), the only tribute show endorsed by the Holly, Valens and Richardson estates. He is now venturing outside the Holly persona and concentrating on his own compositions and touring. His first original CD entitled "A Boy's Gotta Do What a Boy's Gotta Do," was a fifties-esque blend of pop, rock, country and even surf and featured ten original songs and two covers. The bonus track “Hey, Buddy” first debuted live in Chicago on WGN's Steve and Johnny Radio Show and was also included on their first ever “Best of Steve and Johnnie Show” live CD entitled "Life after Dark" on the Nation Records label. The song has also aired on regional stations across the U.S. as well as the UK.
Two songs off of John’s latest original CD, “Romance and Redemption” were used in the horror flick, “Bloodline." A new music video of his song, “Hey, Buddy,” shot entirely on location at the famous Norman Petty studio has been released and is getting rave reviews.
In 2004, John was proud to have performed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with John Mellencamp, Marshall Crenshaw, Nanci Griffith, and Joe Ely for a concert celebrating the legacy of Buddy Holly. He has also shared the stage before with Taj Mahal, The Coasters, Bobby Vee, Marty Stuart, Tommy Allsup and Bill Haley’s Original Comets to name a few.
Though John is indelibly linked to Buddy Holly and Holly’s influence can be heard in some of his songs, he’ll forever continue writing and performing his own compositions and hopes to start where Holly left off: Creating new and vivid sounds in the classic American roots tradition. Hail, Hail Rock and Roll!
The Chicago Tribune: "John Mueller is living proof that Buddy Holly's legacy lives on.”