John Sage

John Sage


Outstanding vocals, guitar, & songs. Regular (3+) performances a week in Boston as well as having a monthly residency @ National Underground NYC. Upcoming Nashville tour - Jan 2013.


John Sage is a modern troubadour, a rocker with a hunger for the road, new faces and new ears. He hails from Boston where he has been active in the club circuit for over 10 years since booking his high school band into the city's rock mainstays such as The Middle East & T.T. the Bear's Place. The ensuing years brought more bands and larger venues such as The Paradise Rock Club which hosts national touring bands. Striking out on his own, John gravitated towards 2+ years of hardcore street & subway performing to bring his performance skills to a level that raises the bar for "just another guy with a guitar."

2011 saw the worldwide digital release of John Sage's EP "Breaking The Silence." Breaking The Silence is also available in CD format at shows for music junkies like John himself. The record itself combines impassioned vocals that balance tension overcoming restraint in a soaring tenor with fluid, percussive guitar work. Lyrically fresh, without being abstract, Breaking The Silence is a record for those who measure their music by songwriting & performance. The record itself takes cues from classic acts such as The Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen as well as modern acts like Radiohead & Kings Of Leon.

Breaking The Silence is available on iTunes, Spotify & all other digital outlets.


Breaking The Silence EP - 2011

Set List

I play both original and cover sets, depending on the gig.

This is a partial list of covers for general pub gigs (3-4 hour sets). I am always adding to this list and the songs I play depend on the mood of the crowd and tone of venue. For short showcase sets (45-60 minutes) I generally play mainly my original songs with maybe a couple choice covers.

Too close - Alex Clare (RED HOT - newly added)
Badfish - Sublime
Slide - Goo goo dolls
nights in white satin - moody blues
use somebody - kings of leon
shimmer - fuel
dani california - rhcp
desperately wanting - better than ezra
sweet home alabama - skynyrd
turn the page - bob seger/metallica blend mix
simple man - skynyrd
when i come around - green day
aint talkin bout love - vh
message in a bottle - police
down under - men at work
sister golden hair - america
rockin in the free world - neil young
she talks to angels - black crowes
mary jane\'s last dance - petty
dock of the bay - otis redding
knockin on heaven\'s