A collection of 8 original songs, and 3 covers. Focus on lyrics, slide guitar, tight arrangements. Released in 2017.
Released in 2010,A collection of mostly originals. Unique songwriting style, lots of slide guitar, organ and piano. R&B, Soul and a bit of Gospel.
Released in 2002, features Stephan on vocals and guitar and “Fresh” Tom Roesch on bass and backing vocals. The fine drumming of Stewart Nyren, and the powerhouse keyboards of Danny “Pianny” Sturner complete the tight sound, which has garnered much local, national and international airplay on Blues playlists. Recorded in Pioneer Square, Seattle, 99 Degrees was featured on Marlee Walker’s Blues-To-Do Top 25 List of 2002.
“Overall I found this a good CD which grew on me as I listened to it. It gives a good feel for the variety of the JSB and I hope that it introduces them to a wider audience.” John Mitchell, Blues Blast Magazine More…
“John Stephan’s new CD, Know Your Driver, is the real deal…from the title of the CD on through this body of work, you’ll hear a talented, experienced artist doing his best to reach you on all levels of the blues…I’ve said before there’s nobody around I’d rather hear on slide – a master of the form; as a song-writer (most of these are original compositions); and as a plain-spoken, soulful and compassionate singer.” Mark Dalton, Northwest Music Writer/Bassist More…
“I think that John is possibly the most overlooked guitarist in town. This man has chops to spare, from blistering leads to impeccable rhythm guitar skills and all points in between. John is also an accomplished vocalist with a pleasing and seasoned voice…Please pick up this excellent CD.” Malcolm Kennedy, Washington Blues Society Bluesletter More…
“John Stephan’s new release is a great collection of songs. I heard John talk about how hard they worked on this CD to make it ‘all killer, no filler,’ and I will testify they absolutely succeeded in that mission!! I really like the song sequence, just like the perfect set-list for a live show tailor-made for dancers.”
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“John Stephan leaves us wanting more of that delicious slide guitar work; I’ve been a longtime fan of electric/ slide guitarist, composer, John Stephan.” Diane Wells, Rockin’ The Blues From Canada DJ/Host More…
John Stephan Band “Hen House” 2017
Gary Minkler “Little Trailer Ruby” 2013
John Stephan Band “Know Your Driver” 2010
Charlene Grant “That Would Be Me” 2004
The 3J’s (self titled) 2004
John Stephan Band “99 Degrees” 2002
Isaac Scott “Posthumous Blues Live” 2002
Steve Bailey “Bailey’s Blues” 2001
Renee Redeker “Inspire” 1999
Isaac Scott “High Class Woman” 1996
Red Dress “Collection” 1994
Je Ka Jo (self titled) 1989
Matinee Idols ” Line Up” 1984
Matinee Idols “Leaving Limbo” 1982