John Egan

John Egan

Musician John Egan has a unique sound ranging from traditional country blues to a more modern electric style.  He is a masterfully skilled guitar player who uses poetic lyrics and vintage resonator guitars to create an expressive personal music. Often performing solo, Egan’s guitar style includes, in effect, playing bass, lead, percussion and vocals, all at the same time. He says, “the rarefied air where Lightnin’ Hopkins met Townes Van Zandt serves as an inspiration and an ideal.”

He has immersed himself into his music resulting in a wide body of work that documents the progression of an artistic life. From the lo-fi sonics of “The Gin Diaries”, through the quiet introspection of “Paperhalo”, to the electro stomp of “Secret Religion.” Garnering local acclaim and a mention in the New York Times, his 2012 release “Phantoms” utilizes two drummers and spectral guitar effects to produce a haunting, intense listen.