"Cleanly played and pristinely recorded...honest and unadorned...a folk country blues picker and vocalist to keep an ear open for."
If in the soul of a true artist, lay the marriage of opposites, then an exemplary artist does Ivas John make.
A throwback and an innovator.
A musician with local roots and worldly chops.
A purist who can play the dirtiest blues.
Ivas John is a musician’s musician.
Ivas John’s story is as unique as his music. Born as a first generation Lithuanian American into a music-loving Chicago home, ...
He has a style of effortless authenticity that is both a breath of fresh air and a link to days of yore, imbued with the same sense of timelessness as the shores of the Mississippi River he now calls home.
"Ivas John is a young man with the heart of a venerable troubadour. The music is chock full of authenticity and a joy to behold."(No Depression)
"This is an artist of purity, a gifted and lyrical guitarist and songwriter. Soulful and solid stuff. Honoring the traditional ground from which he’s emerged, Ivas John embraces the source while reaching into the hopeful future, the good days he knows are a comin’." (Paul Zollo/American Songwriter)
"Fresh, upbeat, and familiar, yet unique...Whatever he is, he’s the real deal." (Toledo Blade)