2009 photo of NC songwriter/radio host John "Bannerman" Barron. John is nearing completion of his fourth album, called "Omnipresence." The music is an eclectic collection of originals, featuring passionate inspirational lyrics, driving rhythms and creative guitar solos.
Songwriter/radio host John "Bannerman" Barron. John is nearing completion of his fourth album, called "Omnipresence." The music is an eclectic collection of originals, featuring passionate inspirational lyrics, driving rhythms and creative guitar solos.
John "Bannerman" Barron's Bio...
John Barron picked up the guitar at the age of 11 and has been playing since. Barron has been a reputable guitarist and singer-songwriter in Western Massachusetts for over three decades, releasing his first singles, "The Light" and "Butterfly" in 1976. Since the early 1990's, Barron has written and recorded three albums and is nearing completion of his fourth album, "Omnipresence." in late 2009,
John "Bannerman" Barron has been an active music ministry leader for over 16 years. He has been a co-producer of the Great Awakening Festival in New England, and leader for several years of the March for Jesus in Northampton, Ma., and has founded his own independent Christian rock label, Love Light Records. John also manages The Upper Room Christian Ministries, Inc., a small non-profit charity organization.
John also hosted the New England Christian Network radio program at WACE Radio in the Springfield, Ma. region, and later hosted and managed the Christian radio station, WLPV FM 107.9 , ." The Light of the Pioneer Valley," prior to moving to North Carolina with his wife, Johanne, in 2006.
The radio/podcast program Barron hosts, "Bannerman" (WLPV RADIO, jbannerman.com) is inspired by the character portrayed by singer/producer Steve Taylor in his tune called "Bannerman". John wants to lift up the banner of Jesus and hopes you will join him in the wonderful task.
John has endured a rare and painful combination of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Vasculitis. and his hands, feet and connective tissues have become crippled. In recent years he has had heart disease, and has had open-heart surgery in 2003, with the likelihood of another heart surgery soon. Despite hardship and pain, John has dedicated his life to serving the Lord, and loves to do what he can to share the love of God with others. He considers it a miracle his hands can still work enough to play the guitar.
At this time, John is a member of the worship team at Crosslink Community Church in Mebane, North Carolina. John also produces podcasts of Pastor Ken Tilley's powerful sermons, and produces the Bannerman!!! radio/podcast show.
John's newest original musical production, "Omnipresence" is about to have its pre-release in October '09. Selections are now available here on Broadjam.