A prolific songwriter, natural performer and “hope enthusiast,” John Beacher has built his decade-long career not only with talent but a genuine spirit and kind heart. John’s music is a homecoming for the soul, timeless and sincere, and taps
into a source that runs far deeper than the songwriter himself. Rooted in rhythm and blues yet unbound by genre, each song is a musical tapestry woven with soulful threads. Whether he’s singing songs of social justice, belting out blues or funk, or serenading the audience with a love ballad, there is no doubt that John is completely one with the music. He is a seasoned musician whose ability to improvise both on guitar and with his voice makes each performance an entirely unique reflection of the audience and his surroundings.
Since receiving his first guitar at age 11, writing, singing and playing became John’s all-consuming passion, and by age 17 he was performing his own compositions professionally. Throughout his 20s, John’s love for people and music led him to travel the US and abroad, collecting stories, writing songs and building friendships until he finally settled in Boulder, Colorado. There he spent several years honing his craft, playing in various music projects and performing in venues all over the Boulder/Denver area.
In 2011 John made the decision to move back to his hometown of New Hope, Pennsylvania, and give his music career 100% of his attention. Since then he has become a full-time singer-songwriter, a community keystone in Bucks County and a regular name on WXPN 88.5 FM Philadelphia. His weekly “Community Stage at Karla’s” in New Hope has become a staple in the local music community, drawing talent from all over Bucks County and beyond for more than five years. During that time, John released a live self-titled solo acoustic album, collaborated on multiple music video projects with his friend Louis Sparre of Tweed Video and developed a sustainable career as what he calls a “blue collar musician.”
John has organized concerts; played countless venues, weddings, private events and fundraisers; and has shared the stage with accomplished national acts such as Leon Russell, Rusted Root, Cheryl Wheeler, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Dean Ween Group and Elephant Revival, to name a few. In 2015 he had the honor of performing at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Live at the World Café in Philadelphia and The Musicfest Café at Steelstacks in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. In addition to being a live performer, John has a sideline composing music for Tweed Video, working on projects for clients such as The American Lung Association, NBC, Comcast, and Mural Arts Philadelphia.
John recently released Rise Up, a self-produced album engineered by John Fachett and recorded at Sweet Creek Studios in Ottsville, Pennsylvania. It includes 10 new songs unlike anything he has previously released and features 13 other accomplished musicians.
These days John calls Point Pleasant PA home, where he has been
developing the John Beacher and The Common Ground, consisting of Mike Ruhl (bass), and George Flayer (violin). With a new album, new band, and new opportunities on the horizon, John has set his sights on Philadelphia and beyond, looking toward traveling and playing his way across the country, building family and continually promoting a
message of unity and hope.