J Wagner is a songwriter out of Austin TX who was raised in the deserts of New Mexico and one time park ranger for Joshua Tree National Park.
His music often draws from this desert landscape. His song (Wagner/Isakov/Elliott)“If I Go, I'm Goin, has been covered by the country artist, Bart Crow, by the Denver symphony orchestra, and also appears on the TV shows, Californication and Teen Wolf. He co-writes often with his long-time friends Gregory Alan Isakov and Ron Scott. Their collaborative work lead to their song “Suitcase Full of Sparks” being featured on NBC's show, The Blacklist. He has been dubbed “A number one best bet” by the Austin American-Statesman, The Dallas Morning News has called him “A Texas folk music staple”, and the Austin Chronicle gives his album "The Runaway Kid" a perfect "Four Stars" and refers to Wagner as "A commander of words and Ideation" and awarded him with the Austin Chronicle's pick for best Local Singer Songwriter for 2014.