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'John Nash is the real deal.'
Bruce Kunkel, founding member, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
'John Nash is one of my favorite songwriters.'
Drew Pearce, Founder, Bay Area House Concerts
'John Nash is on my list of the top 50 songwriters in the country today.'
Steve Meckfessel, Indie Singer/Songwriter

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upcoming shows

  • June 17
  • June 18
  • June 24

past shows

  • 17 June 2017

    with Creatures of Habit

    venue EPIC - SF Embarcadero

    tickets High on the Hog

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  • 18 June 2017

    West Point Inn w/ KC Turner


    tickets Pancake Breakfast

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  • 4 July 2017

    with Creatures of Habit

    venue Sonoma Plaza Amphitheatre

    tickets July 4th Celebration

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  • 9 July 2016

    with Julian Muller

    venue West Point Inn

    tickets Free

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  • 22 September 2016

    with Paul Sigismondi

    venue Rockwood Music Hall - NYC


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  • 10 September 2017

    with Brad Sanzenbacher

    venue West Point Inn

    tickets Free

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  • 6 December 2016

    An Evening of Kirtan

    venue Yosemite Yoga Retreat


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About John Nash



"Love moves away.

The light changes.

I need more grace than I thought.


I’m frequently asked what kind of music I play, or what are my songs like? These are awkward conversations. It’s like trying to describe a color. “Bluesy folk” or “urban jazzy indie” no adjectives really get you there. I may as well say something like “where red meets orange”, or “a cross between Paul Simon and Christopher Walken." or "the love child of Leonard Cohen and Mark Knopfler." I can say something about what my songs are about, though. In a word, they’re about Grace. An exploration of force and flow and patience.

It seems to me the deep truths are bound in paradox, and when you inquire enough, you arrive at a place where all you can do is behold two opposing truths. And this seems connected to those moments when I realize that what I thought I knew about something, or someone, was wrong. It feels right to trust my judgments less and less - I’ve been so wrong about so much, and the slightest change in lighting changes the appearance of things. Hafiz wrote a poem about blind men trying to describe an elephant. On to the limits of epistemology - cultivating some measure of humility in the face of how much I don’t know, especially about what I don’t know.

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