John Stevens

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The Townes tribute at the Kraken was phenomenal. Everyone participating crushed it, and the place was packed to overflowing. Thanks to all who played and came to listen. It was a great way to start the month musically. Unfortunately, with the current state of things, it may be a while before I am out playing again. Currently I have a gig at the end of the month at Leveneleven with Jeff Wall, but I am thinking that’s going to get deep sixed like the rest of my march gigs. It’s a good opportunity to get some writing and recording done.

Upcoming shows:
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Head on over to to catch some live tunes. I will update there when I will be playing. Also probably playing from my back porch one of these days too…

Will update on shows in May if shows in May are happening… Stay healthy!

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

Sentimental Johnny Stevens is a singer/songwriter from 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.

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


A link to my youtube channel:

Who needs you РWords and Music © John Stevens 2017
My take on Prince’s Classic, “Nothing Compares 2 U
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