John (acoustic solo)

John Millard has been playing music of one sort or another for nearly 30 years, but it wasn't until moving to North Carolina in 1999 that he was convinced to do it professionally.  Encouraged by friends, he began hosting open mic nights in the Raleigh/Durham/Cary area and playing solo gigs throughout the region.  From rowdy Irish pubs to elegant restaurants and everything in between, John has developed multiple varied sets that allow for every audience.  After moving back to his hometown in 2008, John is now playing for old friends and making new ones in the central Ohio area.

In addition to restaurants, clubs, and private functions, John plays charity events and specifically themed events such as St. Patrick's Day, holiday parties, weddings and receptions, and even kids' shows.  Recent venues include:

  • Max & Erma's on the Boulevard
  • Coaches Gahanna
  • Various city festivals/events (Columbus, Bexley, Upper Arlington, Worthington, Wyoming)
  • Amelito Mirolo Barn (City of Upper Arlington)
  • Ohio State University Golf Club
  • Rocky Fork Hunt & Country Club
  • Worthington Hills Country Club
  • Pinnacle Golf Club
  • Marysville Eagles Lodge
  • Worthington Moose Lodge
  • Cafe Istanbul
  • Cup O' Joe
  • Whetstone Park of Roses
  • Fats Billiards
  • Podunk's Bar & Grill
  • Blarney Stone Tavern
  • Woody's Sports Pub
  • Blue Fusion (Marion)

His regular repertoire includes several hundred songs by over 150 artists, including:

The Allman Bros., America, The Avett Brothers, Burt Bacharach, The Band, Barenaked Ladies, The Beatles, David Bowie, Billy Bragg, Jimmy Buffett, Jake Bugg, The Byrds, Johnny Cash, CCR, Eric Clapton, Elvis Costello, Counting Crows, Marshall Crenshaw, Crowded House, The Doobie Bros., Bob Dylan, The Eagles, ELO, Fountains of Wayne, Peter Frampton, Peter Gabriel, The Goo Goo Dolls, The Grateful Dead, Dobie Gray, John Hiatt, Buddy Holly, Irish (traditional and modern), Jane's Addiction, Billy Joel, Elton John, Freedy Johnston, Kris Kristofferson, Led Zeppelin, Gordon Lightfoot, Lyle Lovett, Nick Lowe, Bob Marley, Matchbox 20, John Mellencamp, Men At Work, Steve Miller, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, Nirvana, Oasis, Old Crow Medicine Show, Outkast, Graham Parker, Gram Parsons, Pearl Jam, Tom Petty, Pink Floyd, The Pogues, The Police, John Prine, Radiohead, Otis Redding, R.E.M., RHCP, the Rolling Stones, Bob Seger, Simon & Garfunkel, The Smithereens, Todd Snider, Son Volt, Bruce Springsteen, Squeeze, Steely Dan, Rod Stewart, STP, Matthew Sweet, James Taylor, U2, Uncle Tupelo, Violent Femmes, Tom Waits, The Who, Wilco, Neil Young, Warren Zevon and a whole lotta other folks.

To see what kinds of songs you might hear John play, please click here.
©John Millard Music 2011, except for sounds on the demo, which are clearly well-known covers.