John Mohead was born near the banks of the Mississippi River and raised in a cotton field on the outskirts of Clarksdale, MS. He is known for his swampy slide guitar playing and that raspy blue-eyed soul voice that has the ability to connect with his audience on an emotional level. His music taps into the deepest roots of American music. In addition to his guitar skills, Mohead possesses a unique talent for putting stories and experiences into song. His lyrics are heartfelt and reflective, and they draw from the influence of Faulkner, Muddy, and Dylan.
John performed and presented on The Handy Blues Awards and is featured on a Mississippi Blues Trail Marker, “Livin In Lula.” John, or his music, has appeared in numerous broadcasts around the world in film and TV, not to mention eight spots on “The Young and the Restless.” An authentic interpreter of the South, John conjures up all of its many musical forms and dialects and easily makes it into one rich gumbo. As Bill Ellis of the Memphis Commercial Appeal said, “John Mohead is the best, most soulful songwriter you never heard of. Mohead is available for solo, duo, or full band performances in any venue, large or small, and he continues to perform locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.