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Grand Rapids own John Sanger releases second CD hot on heels of Film Release
Sanger, who has contributed a song to the new film “The Mourning (https://www.youtube.com/
The new CD features songs currently trending in the “indie” arena including “Stop on a Dime” and the ever beautiful “Good Night Kiss” (official video on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/
When asked what musicians or bands influence his soulful mix of country, blues and rock, Sanger says marketability has always been a challenge for him.
“Since I’m pretty diverse... perhaps "David Byrne" & "Elvis Costello" are good "sound likes" since they are that way as well, and I have been told by many that I have a Bare Naked Ladies echo, but you just can’t miss the Ray Charles and Sam Green influences too,” Sanger said.
When asked what song is causing the biggest stir among his peers, Sanger took no time at all to point out that “Bootymus Maximus” is topping the local charts “it has all the elements of a Jazz meets Blues Funkfest (and it’s the best name ever!)” he said.
Sanger has nabbed his share of local attention with most newspapers and radio stations congratulating him as well as playing his music with great enthusiasm.
“Years dkxwr of playing other artists’ songs as well as his own on almost a nightly basis as a full-time musician across West Michigan has imbued John Sanger's singing and guitar-playing with a confident passion that makes audiences sit up and take heed,” wrote John Sinkevicsof the Holland Sentinel.
Sanger opened earlier this year for Southern rock’s Lynyrd Skynyrd, is excited about the groundswell of attention his new CD is getting and is eager to share this set of songs that reflect “the roller-coaster of life’s trials and tribulations.”
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