John Zipperer
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John Zipperer

Winnetka, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | SELF | AFTRA

Winnetka, California, United States | SELF | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 2009
Band Americana Acoustic




"John Zipperer Reviews Full Circle"

John Zipperer 2014 Full Circle

John Zipperer has released an excellent album that not only stands up well to repeated listens but will have you grooving along with the Music.
Review by David Bowling
Cashbox Magazine

A great sounding record that is evergreen.
Bill Berry
"Songwriter's Square"

What a swell album this is from the former actor and stuntman - it's as laid back, subtle and subversively brilliant as music from those other guys with more money - Jack Johnson and John Mayer. The best Z-Man since Zorro
Bill Locey at the Ventura County Star

"John Zipperer seems to me to be a cross between Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, while being a true original at the same time."
Gary Austin -Founder- The Groundlings Theater Hollywood CA.

"I received my copy of this truly amazing CD "Full Circle" yesterday and all 13 tracks are awesome, have played it four times now and Love it."
John Breckenridge - IndieShowcase.Net

He looks country on the cover but he’s pure singer/songwriter with soaked up influences from the places he’s lived giving him a mix of Jimmy Buffett and southern blues in his kit bag.  A pleasant sort of chap, Zipperer makes laid back stuff on the whole with some detours into some bluesy moments that reminds you that life isn’t all a bowl of cherries.  He’s certainly a troubadour that goes well with a cool one and laid back times. 
Chris Spector
 The arrangements are great, they [the musicians] play great together and are not boring for a listener for even a second. Energetic, enthusiastic, and excellent lyrics too. Has the growth [potential] of a very large group.
Holly Moors
Certainly one of the best debut albums I have heard for a long time. John's refreshing rendition of Van Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl" is a wonderful change from all the samey versions I've heard previously. In fact the whole album is refreshing in the treatment of the varied material. It carries you from the delights of hearing a steel band on "sailing away" and dreaming of the Caribbean to beautifully crafted love songs. This is an album which deserves a good amount of airplay and an investment in ownership.
Peter Bergg - A1Country

John Zipperer is a former American television actor and stuntman who, after being hit by a tanker truck when he changed the tire on the highway outside of Atlanta were treated to a perilous 40-meter long air trip before he crashed.
The near-death experience made ​​him think about the brand and bet everything on the music instead.
Self Released debut album "Full Circle" (John Zipperer / Away from home) serve a neighboring blend of blues, country, gospel and rockabilly where Zipperer's crystal clear tenor constantly leads magnificent and musically backed by a band whose members have the experience of having played the Frank Zapa, Jehro Customs, Vanilla Fudge and The Wallflowers.
12 of the 13 tracks are Zipperers own work and interpretation of Van Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl" is a cover extraordinary.

Bjorn Popbgeni Blogspot Sweden

Singer- songwriter John Zipperer lives and works in California . He was initially a TV actor and stuntman . When changing a tire for a friend in the area of Atlanta , Georgia, he was hit by a large oil truck and should have been dead. That changed his life, he made ​​his way to Los Angeles to pursue music in a lifetime. The first result is - the CD " Full circle " containing 12 original songs and a subdued cover of Van Morrison's " Brown eyed girl " . As many colleagues Zipperer mixes rock, blues , country and folk . Besides Zipperer (vocals , guitars ) we hear are "Friends" on bass , drums , guitar , mandolin , keyboard , ukulele , fiddle , Wurlitzer and more . In the opener , 'Sailing Away' John sounds like a reincarnation of Jimmy Buffett , not least because of the contribution of steel drums . Besides this nod to Buffett , there are many other winks to think like Dan Hicks in the swinging " Here by me ." Most beautiful songs are the sweet ballad " Never really there ' ( mandolin and dobro , harmany beautiful vocals of Tara Sitser ) , the bluesy " Going downtown " , the waltz " The ballad of Micah McDowde ' ( banjo , fiddle ) , the cheerful trifle " Sing with me " (Caribbean rhythm , four-person choir ) and country and soul closer ' to the river ( fiddle , mandolin , and a " Call & Response vocal " with Margaret Owens ) .

An excellent Americana CD of interesting newcomer . Thanks to the hospital in Georgia that came to his rescue . Great songs , great variety and a perfect accompaniment , beautiful voices ! Recommended! ( Independent)
Fred Schmale - Various


John Zipperer' Pre-Release Demo Has had Airplay on the Following:

"Here By Me"
KLVC-FM 88.3 MHz
WSLR 96.5 FM Sarasota FL.
WPRB 103.3 Princeton NJ

"Never Really
There"- -
WSLR 96.5 FM Sarasota FL.
WPRB 103.3 Princeton NJ

"Like Being With You"
WPRB 103.3 Princeton NJ
WSLR 96.5 FM Sarasota FL.

John's upcoming CD "Full Circle" Will be released later this year.



John Zipperer & Friends

A former t.v. actor and stuntman, John Zipperers second chance came rolling down the highway of life, not on a carefully controlled movie or commercial set, but while changing a tire for a friend along the 285 freeway in Atlanta, GA. John was hit by a ten-wheel oil truck. After flying forty feet and landing in the hospital, John was told by the critical care doc, You should be dead! To John this seemed like a clear sign that life is, or could be, really short. Message received! He packed everything he owned into his 1976 Camaro and headed out to Los Angeles to pursue a life in music. It was ZipTime!

Johns clear voice, infectious melodies and heartfelt lyrics reach fans in places that they didnt know existed. Soon everyone is singing along, swaying, chair dancing, head bobbing, clapping, and then singing louder.

Fans remark over and over about the joy that is evident when the band is on stage joy in their playing, joy for their audience, joy from their audience. 

Gary Austin, renowned actor, musician and Groundlings Theatre Founder describes Zipperer as a cross between Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, while being a true original at the same time. Fans are enthusiastic and loyal, describing the music as dynamic and original. They characterizing the shows as having a lot of smiles, laughs, foot-stomping and hand-clapping. ZipTime!

John Zipperer & Friends
WWW.JohnZipperer.Com - John@JohnZipperer.Com - 818/585-4731

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