Portland, Oregon native John Bunzow has been called one of the finest roots writers-musicians on the current music scene. Producer Pete Anderson (Dwight Yoakam, Meat Puppets, Steve Forbert) said he is “…without doubt the best artist I've heard in recent times.” Chicago Tribune columnist Jack Hurst credits Bunzow with mixing “the rootsy with the revolutionary.”
John Bunzow started playing professionally while attending the University of Oregon at Eugene. Following college, he spent 20 years playing clubs throughout the northwest United States. In the process, his fusion of roots rock and blues garnered an extensive fan following. “I loved all styles of music while I was growing up,” Bunzow says. “I listened to a lot of blues and R&B, a lot of rock, Dylan and the Beatles. So I ended up playing everything from country rock to reggae.” The end result is that Bunzow's eclectic music is a melting pot of influences ranging from Dylan to Elvis Costello to Merle Haggard and Tom Waits.