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JML Musical Accomplishments – Timeline

  • 2019 In studio recording new single Valentine’s Day (Wasn’t So Great) – release date TBA

  • 2019 Songwriting retreat

  • 2019 Hometown Tour, various Vancouver venues

  • 2019 Private House concerts

  • 2018 Release new single Burning Road

  • 2018 Perform South Cariboo Garlic Fest, Lac La Hache BC

  • 2018 Tour, August, BC Kootenays, Okanagan, Cariboo, Interior

  • 2018 Tour, May, BC Interior, Cariboo

  • 2018 Win semi-final appearance in Merritt Rockin’ River Fest Talent Competition

  • 2017 Tour BC Interior, Okanagan, Kootenays

    • Featured on MusArt Cates Park Concert Series compilation CD

  • 2017 Tour BC, Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast

  • 2016 Tour BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan

    • Headline Fort Langley Canada Celebration

    • Perform Maple Ridge Country Fest

    • Craftmas @ Big Rock Urban Brewery

  • 2015 Tour BC Interior/Cariboo

    • Downtown Live! Salmon Arm headline performer

    • Featured songwriter, Vancouver City Limits

    • Regular feature performer at Vancouver Farmers Markets

  • 2014 Release debut EP Out On The Land to widespread acclaim

    • Receive community radio play, glowing review in Georgia Straight

    • Feature performer Raven’s Cry Pub, Cypress Mtn.

    • Feature performer Richmond Night Market

  • 2013 Begin playing professionally

    • Play in Great Canadian Song Search, Biltmore Cabaret

    • Invited to play at TheGreenManProject Road To The Dragon’s Den benefit concert

  • 2003 Venture out as a public performer

    • Years of coffeehouse and open mic paying dues, learning craft

Press Bio

Son of a Finn can he play guitar.

JML Music is John Michael Lind, a prairie-boy-turned-died-in-the-wool west coaster phenom. Lind couldn’t have come on the scene at a better time. As baby boomers wake up to living their lives bigger than ever before they have a champion in Lind who, in his 50s, moved from studying the folk acoustic masters and hiding his talent at his house full of guitars…to full stage, standing-O, sweet-tenored madness in front of major audiences. Lind reminds us how amazing we all are when we put our music where our mouths ought to be.

Lind has boomed acoustic new music and favourite covers into winning on stage. Winning at festivals. Winning with crowds and fans. Winning in the studio with his latest release, Burning Road.  His sweet tenor voice draws you in and his compelling snap-to-it lyrics connect with you right where it counts. Bringing original music coupled with his personal energy to the likes of John Prine, Van Morrison, Townes Van Zandt and more, Lind has been winning audiences over in western Canadian festivals, indie venues and home concerts for years.

Lind’s 2014 debut CD Out on the Land delivered six finely crafted original songs about parenting, being on the land, heart smashes, belonging, and of course, snow. Produced by East Vancouver powerhouse Allan Rodger, the Georgia Straight calls Out on the Land a “crisp-sounding EP… Lind’s ticket to the next level of fame.”

Lind grew up the Canadian prairies, in the stomping grounds of the likes of Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, and Gordon Pendleton. Son of a first generation Finnish-Canadian hard-rock miner, Lind got properly steeped in folk music frequenting local small music venues. He soon found his way into the burgeoning Regina folk music scene. Hanging out in folk venues and the famous Regina Folk Festival, Lind soaked up influences from Stephen Fearing, Don McLean, Jim Payne, David Essig, Valdy’s Hometown Band, Doc & Merle Watson, even a young Colin James, and many others.

Picking up his brother’s guitar, Lind began jamming around the city. Early-onset parenthood diverted him from pursuing his budding musical dreams for more than 20 years, but late-night lullabies and songs written for sleeping kids became his very own hard-won musical debut.

His vision: sing your truth, be your truth, trust your truth. Music is truth. That’s why people love him and love what his music brings.

“This crisp-sounding EP should be Lind’s ticket to the next level of fame.” “Out on the Land’s title track [is] a modern-day dust-bowl ballad about an old man living out his declining days on the prairie, and there’s clearly something real to it.” “Beautiful Dancing Lady is a song of desire and seduction…” “…an attractive light tenor… knows his way around a guitar.” Georgia Straight

“Oh my God, it was so awesome! John laid out the tunes, he was deadly! We can’t wait to have him back.” Darren Carter

GM, Beer Bros. Gastro Pub Regina SK

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Equipment List:

  • LR Baggs Venue DI. Either XLR or 1/4″ output
  • Shure Beta 58