bio

May 18th, 2012

Drawing by Toby Goodshank

John Ludington has been called “…the lovechild of Beck and Frank Zappa…” Andrew Goff (Northcoast Journal). Raised in upstate New York, John has been writing since his father taught him to play guitar at age 9. By 14, he had formed and fronted his first successful band, Barefoot Gravediggers. John’s travels have led him to busk the subways of Boston and to compose and tour with a stilt walking acrobatic troupe. He has acquired seven full length albums. His latest release, Forest Creature, is a collaboration with his longtime musical influence, Seth Faergolzia. In four months they wrote and recorded 11 songs online and set off for a 29 show-European tour in March 2013.

Faergolzia and Ludington are gearing up again for a month long European tour this October 2015. And to kick things off, John will tour the northwest with Sacramento-folk-pop artist Be Brave Bold Robot this August. John will perform new material along with a few epics from his concept album to be released in 2016.

John lives in northern California where he plays bass for Absynth Quintet, a critically acclaimed gypsy-grass band.