John Stevens

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Well, it’s been a minute since I have been on here, but we all know that the pandemic has shut down most everything, music included. I’ve been working on writing some new songs, forgetting some old songs, and trying to squeeze a passable tune out of my harmonica.

Upcoming shows:

Facebook Live.

Head on over to to catch some live tunes from time to time. I will update there when I will be playing.

Artist Information:

Genre: Folk / Americana — Hometown: Hillsborough, NC — Sounds Like: Gordon Lightfoot, Eddie Vedder, Sturgil Simpson — Influences: Townes VanZandt, Todd Snider, Jason Isbell — Label: Cedar Cat Records

Despite being raised by wolves in the backwoods of Greenland before being eased into society by a band of renegade ice truckers, Sentimental Johnny is one who wears his heart on his sleeve. Dubbed Sentimental Johnny for all the times he would perch upon the hood of the rigs and howl forlornly for his pack, John Stevens has music in his veins. He is a singer/songwriter who now lives in Hillsborough, NC. His musical roots grow from timeless troubadours like Townes VanZandt, John Prine, and Todd Snider. His sharp lyrics, smooth baritone, and spare guitar picking come together to pull listeners in close, enchanting and entertaining them with his songs from the heart.

Scroll down for videos!

Click here for my single, Cold November Night, available for download everywhere!


Live @ Second Wind
A few Live clips from a few gigs…

A link to my youtube channel:

Who needs you РWords and Music © John Stevens 2017
A little fun with John Prime’s Souvenirs
Covering the amazing Tom Petty’s “Yer So Bad”
This is a new song called “Marie” I entered in NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert this year. Words and music ¬©John Stevens 2019