John Devine – Traditional Music

April 23rd, 2009

john-devineTraditional musician extraordinaire!

     Featured on Live at Brasstown, Steve Hickman & John Devine

John Devine has been singing and playing guitar for dances, concerts, school programs and workshops for over thirty years – it is his profession and what he loves to do.  Noted as an exceptional singer graced with talented guitar playing, and a delightful sense of humor, he has traveled and played extensively independently and with numerous folk artists and groups, including Steve Hickman, Ralph Gordon, Fiddlestyx and Blue Bamboo. 

Music is also merged into his daily farm life where he and his wife have been developing Wind Dance Farm & Earth Education Center for nine years.  John’s musical talents and traditional dance instruction are shared regularly during their programs and community gatherings.  Over the years John has been asked by many folks, “When are you going to make your own CD”?  It’s time. It’s coming….we’ll keep you posted.

John plays for concerts, dances & special events.

 Past performances include:

      John C. Campbell Folk School Brasstown, North Carolina – musician for traditional dance weeks for over 15 years, and performer for numerous concerts at the Folk School.   The CD, Live at Brasstown, with Steve Hickman and John Devine was recorded there.

      Country Dance & Song Society  –  musician for traditional dance camps for over twenty years, working for adult and family week and weekend events.  Performing for concerts is part of the program.

      Morgan County Arts Council – Berkeley Springs, Morgan County, WV is John’s hometown.  Playing for dances and concerts.

      Washington DC Revels – performed with the Appalachian and Canadian productions as a musician and solo singer.  Featured on the Revels 2007 and 2008 CD’s.

       Augusta Heritage Center located in Elkins, WV – hired as a musician for a variety of music weeks and performed with various folk musicians for concerts.

      Sheperdstown Dance & Music, Shepherdstown, WV – performer for dances and concerts.

      Bluemont Concert Series, Bluemont, VA – performed for numerous concerts

      Fiddlekicks, performed with the Philadelphia based clogging group in the Phila area, upstate PA, Wiliamstown and Parkersberg, WV, as well as other venues.  Performed for concerts as part of show.

     There are many many more performances in which John has played and sung.  You can reach him through this website for more information, upcoming performances and available performance dates.

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