Catchy pop tunes, thoughtful lyrics, usually acoustic guitar.
John Muther writes pop music. He tries to keep it both catchy and thoughtful. Favorite topics include: wonder at the universe, how some words sound like other words, adventure, existential angst. Usually he plays acoustic guitar, but sometimes he plays other things.
Everything That Makes You Feel Tired
Homegrown, intelligent pop music.
Once again playing all the instruments, John Muther puts out another CD-ep with stronger songwriting, stronger instrumentation and better recording quality. The songs still have the same intelligence and thoughtfulness, but these recordings reflect his live performance much more than the previous recordings.
Right Lane for the Right Turn
Quirky, upbeat pop with strong, original songwriting.
Right Lane for the Right Turn is John Muther's second home produced album. It marks both advancement in home recording for John and more importantly in songwriting. Richer, more organic instrumentation on this album make for a fuller sound even though it is still only John playing, singing and writing everything. A little louder and a little faster, it is a forward movement and one worth a listen.
5 songs/5 dollars
Organic, rhythmic, one-man pop.
Surely worthy of all the accolades and praises, the story of John Muther has become something of a musical Loch Ness Monster, too incredible to be true. But let me assure you there is nothing more real. Born the 22nd child of J. S. Bach, John was a black sheep and rebelled against the polyphonic stylings of his father by diving head first into the 60's folk scene. Peter, Paul, John and Mary was just breaking into the big time, when John decided to go electric with the Butterfield Blues Band, a decision that later greatly influenced a moderately popular songwriter named Bob Dylan. Ostracized from the folk community, Muther spent a brief stint with the Journey/Boston supergroup, “Journey to Boston.” This led to some touring guitar work with Metallica while James Hetfield’s arm was injured in a pyrotechnics accident.
Currently, between tours as the replacement singer for Queen, John Muther works on his synapse-burning solo career. Every melody, a symphony. Every lyric, a novel. Every song, a masterpiece to stand to the end of time, inspecting, revealing, uplifting and questioning humanity with and of itself.
Or maybe John Muther is a young man who writes honest, original American music.