Welcome to the Coal Shed Music Festival’s Featured Artist Pages
Here you will find information about the artists who will be performing at the festival this year. Each week we will try to update this area with a new profile of an artist, so come back often. At the same time we will maintain an archive of previous featured artists.
This week’s featured artist:
John began singing before he was speaking! His mother would often find him behind the coal stove singing his little heart out. John's mother knew John had a special gift and sent him to vocal lessons when he turned 4. John went on to perform as a teenager in local events and on local radio. He taught himself to play the guitar and wrote continuously. In university, he performed and hosted intercollegiate folk festivals and was a favourite on the college circuit. After university, he started to perform professionally.
He moved to Halifax and at that point began touring the globe, performing on national television and recorded his first album. A fortune teller once told John's mother that she saw a guitar in her son's life and that it would bring him everything he wanted in life.
After much success, John continues to grow musically. John is married to Andree and has three children, John Coady, Samantha and Nash.