Mon Aug 08 2011

 at Schubas/Lincoln Hall

7:00 PM

Pickup Name


"I was so sick of electric guitar,” declares John Common. “I remember being on stage, and I was literally in the middle of a solo, packed house, great show – this is supposed to be why we play music, right? – and I was so bored, I consciously had to fight myself to not take my guitar off mid-song and walk off stage. That’s how burnt out I was.”

By then, Common had been playing music for two decades, beginning with his first high school band in Florida, a cowpunk combo called Bunkhouse Jones. After college, music took a backseat to corporate job that he abandoned after three years for life on the road a la Kerouac, a journey which took him from Vermont to Kansas, where he disassembled an old farmhouse one board at a time. Eventually, Common landed in Denver, where he fronted the alt-country combo Rainville and released a pair of well-received solo albums [2006’s Good To Be Born and 2007’s Why Birds Fly]. By 2007, his creativity was tapped and Common wondered if it was time to just call it a career.

"I've written songs and played gigs and made records," he explains. "I've put bands together, loaded gear through the snow and wound strings. I've stuck posters on poles and glad-handed people, trying to get them to come to shows for years. And I'm still doing it! So honestly, when I look at my life, I wonder what's wrong with me sometimes. Seriously."


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