John Pollard
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John Pollard

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“Nothing Personal” (due Spring 2009)
“My Bethany” (2007)
“Winds of Time” (2001)

“If the Heavens Fall” (due Fall 2009)
“Younger All the Time” (2005)
“Ride On” (2002)



John taught himself guitar at the age of 12, when he began writing melodies to the lyrics he found on the backs of his favorite albums. With the sounds of Donovan, The Beatles, Cat Stevens and Bob Dylan resonating in his teenage ears, John quickly began writing his own songs, acquiring a taste for storytelling and poetic imagery. By the age of 20, he founded his first band, the Cole Younger Band, which still actively tours to this day.

John carries on the tradition of storytelling through song. The appeal of his songs to a wide variety of listeners comes from his universal topics of found and lost love, personal discovery of self, travels to faraway (and not so faraway) lands, connection to heritage and family, love of nature, and a genuine interest in history and one’s roots.

John performs primarily in the Mid Atlantic region, yet has toured as far as Missouri, and plays primarily in folk festivals, bandstands, pubs, taverns, restaurants, state parks, private parties, and even on sailing vessels.

John Pollard is also the lead singer and driving force behind the veteran group the Cole Younger Band, inspired by the legendary James Younger Gang of the mid 1800s. The Cole Younger Band writes and performs original folk, Americana, rock and country anthems that get crowds dancing, and ballads that, in the words of Grammy nominated producer Marc Moss, “bring a tear to your eye.”

The Cole Younger Band tours across the Mid Atlantic, and performed for four consecutive years at the famous Living History Festival in Harrisonville, Missouri, the birthplace of the outlaw Cole Younger.