John Southworth (musician)

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John Southworth is an English-Canadian singer-songwriter. His style encompasses a range of popular song genres, from oldies-radio to folk, 80’s pop to cabaret. New York Press wrote that his "capacity for a wide range of antiquated styles seems to have emerged out of a time vacuum" and described him as “delightfully eccentric.”[1] Rich Terfry of CBC Radio 2 said, “John is to music what Guy Maddin is to film." His songs have been covered by or written for such Canadian artists as Sarah Slean, Buck 65, Hawksley Workman, Jully Black, and Veda Hille.

To promote “Yosemite”, Southworth took on a persona he called “the lost child of the railroad” and completed a cross-country Canadian tour by train.[2] Inspired by Nature artists like Andy Goldsworthy, he planted ceremonial turnip seeds along the way.

Southworth has directed Bravo-funded videos for “Life Is Unbelievable” and “First Of May”, as well as super-8 videos for “Pineapple Shoes”, “Simple Simple Boy”, and “Sunday Brunch Buffet”.


  • Mars Pennsylvania (1998)
  • Sedona Arizona (1999)
  • Banff Springs Transylvania (2000)
  • Rose Milk Appalachia (EP 2001)
  • Yosemite (2005)
  • The Pillowmaker (2006)
  • Mama Tevatron (2009)
  • Human Cry (2010)
  • SPIRITUAL WAR cassette tape (2011)
  • Easterween with Andrew Downing (2012)
  • West Coast Persona (EP 1998 & 2012)
  • Failed Jingles for Bank of America & other U.S Corporations (2012)



  1. ^ (January 31, 2007). "Good Ol'-Timey Sweetness: John Southworth takes up residence at Pianos", New York Press. Retrieved December 2, 2010.
  2. ^ Kurchak, Sarah (May 10, 2005). "John Southworth Rides The Rails", Chart. Retrieved December 2, 2010.
  3. ^ a b [1], Musician Sings With His Heart, Halifax Chronicle Herald.

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