Pedal Steel Guitar; Electric and Acoustic Lead and Rythm 6 and 12 string guitars; Bass guitar; Dobro; Fender Telecaster Original 2nd string bender guitar; Lead and Harmony vocals, and music arranger.
John plays a Gibson ES 335, and uses a 100 watt power amp with a 3 - way 15" tilt - back speaker on stage , and uses various mysterious effects units that only the masonic brotherhood of Pedal Steel players would understand. He performs his band duties while wearing gunuine, home -made moccasins that he made himself! In the early days of Hickory, he would be introduced onstage as " Moccasin John ", then later as "Armadillo John" for reasons yet to be disclosed due to any possible PETA action that might be taken against him and the band.
Before John joined Ironhorse,
he toured in Denmark, The Cayman Islands, and
the European Continent!! John also was a
very important part of HICKORY along with Peter
and Marcia for many years. John and
Marcia get great pleasure as they tell Peter
- NO just play the part, try to remember the lyrics, and
don't ove-do the song parts!! John is an
incredible musician, and we are so very fortunate to have
him in the band, and in our