JOHN'S FIRST GRAND PIANO - A GO FUND ME ODYSSEY
"Market Street is their concert hall. The clanging streetcars their backup singers.
Several times a week, self-taught musicians John 'Thatcher' Boomer and John Morgan hoist their upright Craigslist freebie piano into the back of their 20-year-old Jeep, and drive from the West Oakland brick warehouse where they split the rent on an unheated room to play for tips on Market Street and Union Square." - Meredith May, SF Chronicle. Feb. 2010
I am John Morgan, formerly the pianist of "The John Brothers Piano Company." This is where it all started - on the streets of Oakland and San Francisco, with my best friend, cutting our teeth, playing piano for our lives - we've played two monterey jazz festivals, went on a national tour and played almost every gig imaginable. Seven years later and I am still here, in Oakland, playing my original compositions full force, but now alone, and now back on the streets, still playing for survival.
After five years with the John Brothers, I amicably parted to pursue new ventures, new ways of applying my abilities on the piano. Since 2015, I've completed two new albums - one experimental black metal album[Releases Mar.2017](in which Ive attempted to redefine my instrument in a new context, sold everything I could to fund it, and pushed myself mentally and physically beyond my wildest dreams) and one solo piano album (the tunes you hear me playing at BART stations in Oakland, GG Park in San Francisco and elsewhere)....