John Thursday

Folk Singer

Birmingham AL

Folk singer John Thursday’s 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

Number of kids to feed: 4

Wives: 1

Authors: Szasz, Emerson, Thoreau, Nietzsche, Miller, Nin, Tennessee Williams, Steinbeck, Tolstoy, Plath, Kierkegaard, Sartre, Hemingway

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