John Fairhurst

Knockengorroch 2024 Artist John Fairhurst

We are thrilled to welcome John Fairhurst to the Knockengorroch stage!

Hailed by Acoustic Guitar Magazine USA as one of the top resonator guitar players worldwide, John makes heavy blues for heavy times. In equal parts revealing, vulgar, cathartic and thrilling, the virtuoso guitarist is channelling the discontent felt in the western world to pay tribute to – and to update – the very idea of rock n roll as protest music. “I feel that as an artist, I myself am duty bound to comment upon the times in which we live. Rather than avoid the topics of the day, I have decided to face them head on.”

John Fairhurst has spent the majority of his life travelling the world and playing music, meeting innumerable characters, collecting stories and drawing influence and inspiration from the varied musical styles and first hand experiences of a life on the road. From back alley Bangkok bars to international festival main stages, from the jungles of Panama, the streets of New York to a wide range of venues and podiums across Europe and beyond. From performances and tuition both formal and informal with blues greats, Moroccan Gnawa musicians, Indian sarod masters and Spanish rock bands, John’s music continues to expand from its blues basis.

He is not here to mince his words, expect his Knockengorroch performance to be raw and honest!

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