A songwriter of unusual eloquence and sensitivity who could become a national figure.”

— Boston Globe

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John Coster is one of America's most eloquent songwriters and a longtime contributor to the revival of traditional music. He is a distinctive singer and guitarist and a true pioneer among Celtic harmonica players.  His earliest performing experiences included a tour across Canada in an old time music and magic show featuring Walt Koken of the legendary Highwoods Band and Ricky Jay the magician. During time spent In Canada, he was influenced greatly by Cape Breton's fiddlers and the guitar playing of John Allen Cameron, the "Godfather of Canadian Celtic music". As a songwriter and bandleader, he has recorded seven albums and regularly performed  with some some of America's best folk and roots rock musicians, including veterans who've worked with Dylan, Leonard Cohen, the Allman Brothers and Crosby Stills and Nash.  John's music blends an edgy but refined song writing style with deep roots in traditional music.  

 

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