"Incredible potential...already crafting better lyrics than some of mainstream music’s biggest names." - Canadian Beats
“...damn, this is an impressive and mature-sounding collection by any standard, never mind for such a young artist.” - Roots Music Canada
With stories and songs that kindle late-night Canadian campfires, John Muirhead’s heartfelt indie-folk sound will move you in more ways than one. From fingerpicked folk confessionals to upbeat roots-rock jams, John’s eclectic song collection reflects the highs and lows of love, ambition, and being a young musician. While he is based in London, ON, John is a a troubadour by nature and has played in living rooms, theatres, moving trains, and folk festival stages across Canada, sharing stages with the likes of Joel Plaskett, Arkells, and Craig Cardiff.
With influences including Frank Turner, Neil Young, Bright Eyes, and The Weakerthans, and songwriting mentors John K. Samson and Jadea Kelly, John’s primary goal is to change the lives of listeners the way music has changed his. In the three years since the release of his debut EP Yesterday’s Smile, John has been nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award, given an honourable mention in the Canadian Songwriting Competition, graced the stages of legendary festivals including The Winnipeg Folk Festival and Home County Music and Arts Festival, and released two follow-up EPs, Foundational and Head Stays Down.