John Stephen Lee
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John Stephen Lee

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"Country Music Hall Fame Songwriter"

Using a college football analogy, on songwriting "If I was a scout I would scout you as a player" - Hugh Prestwood

"BMI Director Of Publisher/Writer Relations"

"...that song blows me away (on one of John's songs)... I don't tell people to move to Nashville, but you need to move to Nashville, you've got what it takes" - David Preston

"15 year veteran player for Bonnie Raitt"

"Very Creative" - Will Mcfarlane


Desert Days
Soul & Spirit (Soon To Be Released)



John's rich heritage is tied into the origin of bluegrass. His bloodline can be traced back several generations to the Irish settlers of the Appalachian mountains. Historically, these people have embodied the restless music known today as bluegrass.

J. R. R. Tolken once said "All who wander are not lost." Wooed down countless paths, John's work reveals a fusion of various musical backdrops.

About the time of his parent's divorce, when John was still quite young, he discovered his parent's vast collection of vinyl singles and albums. In these formative years, artists such as The Who, Bill Withers, The Big Bopper, and Elvis captured his
heart as he listened to these favorites over and over again.

As an , John spent a great deal of time exploring diverse musical genres. He has moved from one to the next as his interest and the blazing of his own path has lead him.

John describes his draw to writing and performing music as "an itch that had to be scratched". John has added his own contributions to his family's musical heritage. After years of writing and performing as front man, vocalist and guitarist with rock bands in small town venues, John has settled on "performing / songwriter" as the platform most suited to deliver his personal vision.

A sense of peace can be felt while enjoying the acoustical musings of this small town Midwestern musician. He will cause you to think and do some musing of your own as he scans the stars for truth and meaning. Your original classification of John's music may be a folk or easy listening rock genre, but his musical style has also been compared to Shawn Mullins, David Byrne, Seals and Croft and Willis Alan Ramsey.