John Welton & The Awakening are powerful practitioners of musical medicine, sharing original music that is sure to touch your heart and keep you dancing. Every song speaks directly to all within earshot. Cleverly written lyrics, humor, big harmonies, and a genuine connection to the crowd results in a performance that ALWAYS leaves an impact on any audience!
Lead singer and guitarist John Welton has been honing his craft of songwriting for 27 years across several different projects. As co-founder of Waterband, John met and began collaborating with keyboardist Ryan Mitiska. The journey continued with the arrival of trombonist Brad Kepperly, whose accomplishments include performing with world famous singer-songwriter Aretha Franklin. After rounding out the big vocal sound of the band with the sweet harmonies of Lyndsey Stropkey, they then gained the final missing pieces of the puzzle with Indiana guitar virtuoso and singer/songwriter Mikial Robertson, bassist/ multi-instrumentalist Jon-o Yowell known for his role in Magnum Opus, and highly regarded drummer Erik Diaz formerly of Hot Tuna. Together, JWATA is the culmination of a shared vision of healing through the power of Musical Medicine.
John Welton and The Awakening
John Welton & The Awakening is a band that is sure to touch your heart and keep you dancing. Every song seems to speak directly to all who within earshot. With cleverly written lyrics, humor, big harmonies and a genuine connection to the crowd, this is a band that ALWAYS leaves an impact on any event they attend.
It’s time for The Awakening..Can you feel it?
The Awakening consists of …
Brad Kepperley~ trombone and vocals
Steve Horvath~ Bass, electric guitar and vocals
Jeremy Canonico~ Drums and vocals
John Welton ~ Guitar and vocals
Advance – $10
Day of show – $13
5565 N. Keystone Ave