SPIDER JOHN KOERNER Official Website

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KOERNER AND GLOVER CD!
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Spider John Koerner, by Daniel CorriganJohn 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.

 

US/International Booking: Jan Cornish: CELL: 857.869.9497 or cornishj@usa.net

General questions, information, inquiries and other business:
Jan Cornish: Cell: 857.869.9497 or cornishj@usa.net

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 2014 CALENDAR
Feb 23
Sun
Palmer's Bar
612.333.7625
500 Cedar Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
Spider John7:00 PM
Mar 8
Sat
US CD Release: What's Left of Spider John (Hornby)
Luna Star Cafe
See Poster
775 Northeast 125th Street
North Miami, FLA
305.799.7123
Spider John Koerner7:30 p.m.
Mar 14
Fri
Fogartyville
WSLR Community Radio Benefit
See Poster
525 Kumquat Ct - Rear
Sarasota, FLA
941.894.6469
Spider John Koerner8 p.m.
Mar 20
Thur
Open Mike's
Special Benefit Concert
WFIT Spring Fund Drive
454 N Harbor Blve
Melbourne, FLA
321.254.5645
Spider John Koerner7:30 p.m.
Apr 6
Sun
Atwood's Tavern
617-864-2792
877 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA
Spider John4-6pm
Apr 8
Tue
Sally O'Brien's
617-666-3589
335 Somerville Ave
Somerville, MA
Spider John7:30pm
Apr 13
Sun
Blues By The Sea Festival
843-762-9125
John's Island, SCSpider John Koernertba
May 11
Sun
Ashland Folk Festival
715-682-1289
Ashland, WISpider John Koernertba
July 6
Sun
OPENING FOR BONNIE RAITT

Bluestem Center for the Arts
Moorhead, MNSpider John Koerner's
Rag-Tag-Trio
PM--tba
July 8
Tues
OPENING FOR BONNIE RAITT

Big Top Chautauqua
Bayfield, WISpider John Koerner's
Rag-Tag-Trio
PM--tba
 

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

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

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