John Thursday is a folk singer with a wife, four kids, and an untethered relationship to time, space, and the conforms of society.
His style has drawn comparisons to Neil Young, Ryan Adams, and Bob Dylan visiting the Big Pink basement in 1971. -Jack Silverman, The Nashville Scene
John began his musical career in Athens, GA. with his band Cafeteria.
His first record, Cafeteria’s Knee Deep debuted at #23 on the CMJ music charts.
In Nashville, TN. John worked his way from street corner to regular performer in the establishments of the famed Lower Broadway and ultimately recorded two critically acclaimed records Olives and Oil and Glorious Glorious (Best of Nashville) with engineer/producer Eric McConnell (Todd Snider, Jack White, Loretta Lynn).
Now residing in Birmingham AL, John can be seen from Nashville to Athens, GA. and all points in-between. He can also be heard on his cosmic existential exploration podcast “In the Road.”
Jobs performed while chasing this dream:
Mental Health Tech in Psychiatric Emergency Room, Chef for the Social Security Administration, Street-Food Vendor, Street Singer, Screen Printer, Dishwasher, Encyclopedia Salesman, Newspaper Salesman, Contract Food Service Director, Dishwasher, Server, Bartender, Kitchen Manager, Ironworker, Slash-pile lumberjack/scavenger
Degrees earned: Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Some Fine Authors: Emerson, Thoreau, Nietzsche, Miller, Nin, Tennessee Williams, Steinbeck, Tolstoy, Plath, Kierkegaard, Sartre, Hemingway, Szasz