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John Whitworth, born in Berkeley, California was raised and currently resides in Kensington, California, which is in the East Bay Hills of the San Francisco Bay Area. I am a guitar player, singer/songwriter. I remember it all started in the 3rd grade when I was walking to school one day and decided I was going to be a musician. Rapidly moving through the trumpet as my first instrument, in the sixth grade, my mother, Jewel, bought me my first acoustic guitar and signed me up for group guitar lessons. The household I grew up in had a piano, so, I learned a few simple chords and had my fun making up tunes up on the piano, though my main instrument has always been the guitar.
I played in my first band when I was 14 years old. At the age of 17, I wrote my first song and later went on to take music theory in junior college, in my 20s. It was also in my mid-20s that I decided to become a professional musician. Through the years, I had been in and out of various bands and finally achieved my goal of becoming a full-time, professional musician with my most notable stage experience gained from six years traveling and performing with a club band. We played venues in California from San Diego to Redding, in Oregon, Idaho, New Mexico and Alaska.
My first experience of combining writing, arranging and recording came in the late ‘80s when I set-up my first, modest home music studio. In 2002, aided by music software and a computer, I launched into my love for writing, arranging, recording, engineering and producing my music. These experiences nicely rounded out my skill set and resulted in producing eight songs. These eight songs were recorded before the collaboration with Roberta on The One-Foreverland album.
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