I have a passion for playing music and working in the performing arts. I was born John Porter Ladd, Jr.on April 17, 1960, in the Village of North Tarrytown, N.Y. otherwise known as Sleepy Hollow. I spent many summers there as a kid all the way up to adulthood, then to middleaged. I currently live in Cincinnati, Ohio in a small village called Summerside but I have lived in Maineville and Loveland, and also Milford. I lived in Mt. Washington for a time. I've played a lot of music in the last 25 years. for parties, in bars, in promotions, for Flying Pig sponsored events, at Farmer's markets, busking for tips, you name it, I've tried it and done it. John P. Ladd, Jr. but the best part of it all is the level of musicianship I have run into, it still amazes me everytime.
How did you hear about us?
What is your profession (singer, rapper, songwriter, poet, dancer, model, music fan, etc.)?
Self-employed mostly but I currently have a part-time job at Kings Island. Flying Pig sponsored events.
How many members are in your band?
I can get as many as ten people or more even but I play mostly improv by myself but I prefer a four or five-piece band, me on guitar and singing lead, a harmonica player, lead guitar player or twin leads, bass player, percussionist, drummer-singer, pedal steel player.
What is your style of music?
Americana, Blues, Folk, Country, acoustic sonic rock and roll.
Who are your influences in the music industry?
Recording artists, music engineers, musicians, one of my biggest influences are Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles for sure but I have a lot of country influences like Merle Haggard and many others.