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Spider John Koerner, by Daniel Corrigan John and Dave at Newport, 1964
Spider John Koerner--StarGeezer in the making

"Spider" John Koerner, traditional American folk and country blues musician, rhythmic guitarist, song-crafter, singer, and humorist, shapes his musical style from a solid foundation of study of the old blues masters, respect for the traditional song, and a firm command of his source material.


"Alone among the young blues revivalists, Koerner had a sound that was completely idiosyncratic and personal. From the first guitar riff, there was never any doubt about who was playing. Today the material has changed but the sound is intact...spare and funky, with lots of open spaces between oddly placed notes, all of it held together with his impeccable timing."--Blueswire

 

From Bob Dylan's autobiography, Chronicles, Volume One
"With my newly learned repertoire, I then went further up the street and dropped into the Ten O'Clock Scholar, a Beat coffeehouse. I was looking for players with kindred spirits. The first guy I met in Minneapolis like me was sitting around in there. It was John Koerner and he also had an accoustic guitar with him. Koerner was tall and thin with a look of perpetual amusement on his face. We hit it off right away. ... When he spoke he was soft spoken, but when he sang he became a field holler shouter. Koerner was an exciting singer, and we began playing a lot together."

Buy the book at Bob Dylan's website, and read more of what he has to say about his early relationship with Spider John Koerner and the amazing influence that John had on him.

 

Spider John's Machine: 612.729.2766 (Minneapolis)

Florida Booking: Jim Higgins: 954.425.7060 olfolkiejim@aol.com

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Additions To This Site Made As I Receive News!

From Mark Trehus: New Album Spider John Released May 14, 2013

From Hornbeam Recordings: New Album What's Left of Spider John Available NOW!

by Ian Anderson:
froots.mag
75 minutes of Koerner's first decade, as a mixtape on Mixcloud: First decade
Lost decade

West Bank Boogie
Forty Years of Music, Mayhem and Memories
by Cyn Collins, Foreword by Garrison Keillor
Twenty-five percent of profits
goes to the local Minneapolis fund
to help pay medical expenses for local musicians.
Please order your copy at West Bank Boogie.


Bob Links by Bill Pagel


NEW: May 27, 2011 Boston Globe Article: Koerner as Cult Folk Hero

"Spider" John Koerner's 2015 CALENDAR
Nov 9
Sun
Red House Records presents
DAVE RAY TRIBUTE CONCERT
651-259-3015
3M Auditorium
Minnesota History Museum

345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN
Spider John Koerner, Tony Glover
Charlie Parr, Bingham & Thorne
+ more tba...
6-9 p.m.
Feb 7
Sat
Joyful Noise Concert
White Bear UU Church
651-425-2369
328 Maple St.
Mahtomedi, MN
Spider John Koerner7:30pm
Mar 6
Fri
Luna Star Cafe
305-799-7123
775 Northeast 125th Street
North Miami, Florida
Spider Johntba
Mar 14
Sat
A Prairie Home Companion CruiseDeparting from Fort Lauderdale, FLA
on the 14th,
Returning on Saturday March 21
Click for Details***
Mar 22
Sun
Michael Stock's
Folk and Acoustic Music
Radio Show
WLRN Public Radio
91.3 FM
Spider John
with Pop Wagner
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Mar 28
Sat
FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT
across from Luna Star Cafe
Michael Stock will emcee
MOCA Folk
Museum of Contemporary Art
North Miami
770 NE 125th St
Spider John Koerner (7pm)
Rod MacDonald, Ellen Bukstel
and Nick Annis
6-10 p.m.
May 16
Sat
Black Forest Inn
Celebrating Fifty Years!
612-872-0812
1 East 26th Street
Minneapolis, MN
Spider John
in the parking lot
6:15-7:15 p.m.
 

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From Mark Trehus: New Album Spider John Released May 14, 2013

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