Press Kit


August 2017

No Depression magazine covered John's August performance at World Cafe.

"The show turned out to be more than his music. His stories each led to a song, and each story was actually a history of John Sebastian, and The Lovin' Spoonful."

Click through to the magazine's website to read the full review.


August 2016

John at Great South Bay

John's solo set at the Great South Bay Music Festival was met with great reception:

Without the accompaniment of a band, his years of experience showed as he confidently took command, captivating the audience with the rich histories behind the songs he played. Having everyone singing along, some of them included favorites such as Lovin’ Spoonful’s “Do You Believe In Magic,” “You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice,”  “Jug Band Music” and “Daydream.”

Check out the full review and photo set here.

January 2016

Dave Davies of the Kinks talks about The Lovin' Spoonful.

“The Byrds were a really big influence on me, personally, and The Lovin’ Spoonful, I think, had to be one of the most underrated bands that came out of America at that time,” he tells ABC Radio. He adds that he and his brother, Kinks frontman Ray Davies, “were listening to The Lovin’ Spoonful above and beyond The Beatles.”

Dave says what was significant about The Lovin’ Spoonful was they “started off that kind of integrating lots of different elements — blues, country and folk music and a bit of rock.” He explains that he also is drawn to the music of The Band for the same reason.

Read the full interview here.

January 2012

John was honored with the 2012 Silver Eagle Patriot Award by the United States Armed Forces at Mira Costa Concert Hall in Oceanside, CA.


John's music is currently heard in commercials for The New York State Lottery, Vanilla Coke, Gatorade, Kohl's and Pepsi.

June 2008

John has been inducted into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame.

May 2008

New YouTube video: Times Herald Record reporter Steve Israel talks with John about his roots, how he got to Woodstock and his legendary career.

December 2007

John's latest recording, Satisfied (Acoustic Disk/Koch) has gone to #8 on Billboard's Top Bluegrass albums. The CD features Sebastian originals as well as folk/blues duets with mandolin master David Grisman. Elmore Magazine is calling the collection "as comfortable as a front-porch swing."


September 19
Dallas, TX
Poor David's Pub

September 20
Tomball, TX
Main Street Crossing

September 22
Austin, TX
One World

October 19
Bethel, NY
Center for the Arts

November 9
Philadelphia, PA
City Winery Philadelphia

New concerts will be listed here as soon as they are confirmed.

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