John Garza, a multi-talented guitar player, vocalist and actor, has been singing and performing throughout the west for over thirty-five years. John can be described as an unorthodox and nondenominational player, equally at home in the genre of folk, country, jazz, punk, R&B, rock, reggae or stage drama. As a folk singer and actor, on television, radio, and live theatre, John has excelled in his performances.

Who is John Garza?

John Garza, a multi-talented guitar player, vocalist and actor, has been singing and performing throughout the west for over Forty years. John can be described as an unorthodox and nondenominational player, equally at home in the genre of folk, country, jazz, punk, R&B, rock, reggae or stage drama. As a folk singer and actor, on television, radio, and live theatre, John has excelled in his performances.
Born in Houston Texas John started singing at 6 years of age. In his teens he spent a lot of time playing at coffee houses "Sand Mountain" for one (where Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt got started) and at parties with friends. He won outstanding vocalist in Houston while in the band The Midnight Shift and opened for local bands like Fever Tree and The Moving Sidewalks (later became ZZ Top), then spent a year or more singing with the band St Laufren.

Moving to Austin TX at age twenty John returned to his solo career playing many venues. In 1974 he won the songwriters' contest at the Kerrville Folk Festival and was joined at the winners concert by David Amram, renowned jazz musician and composer for the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. John returned the next year to Kerrville to perform on the main bill. Later on he appeared with 3 featured tracks on an album put out by B.F. Deal Records, along with Nanci Griffith, Frank Zigal, and Will Walker (B.F. Deal Sampler Vol 1 released 1976).

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