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The Great Book of John

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Taking the name from an old Hank Williams song (Angel of Death) it would seem clear the direction that a band called The Great Book of John would take, but things are not always what they seem. The music and lyrics of The Great Book of John are based around the songwriting of Taylor Shaw (also known for playing guitar and making noise for Wild Sweet Orange). While it is an outlet for Taylor's songs, The Great Book of John is far from a singer-songwriter solo project, bringing in the talent of friends and bandmates, Bekah Fox on vocals, Alex Mitchell on upright bass, and Chip Kilpatrick (also from Wild Sweet Orange) on drums. This music possesses a dark but hopeful spirit with folk undertones, but delivers creativity and style that doesn't leave you there. The band is in its infancy and already The Great Book of John has been featured on Reg's Coffee House, the Workplay podcast, and on The Chords of Relief compilation.