John Heinrich

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I'm a professional musician for over 30 years and play Saxophone, Steel Guitar, Dobro, Flute and more. Currently playing Steel & Sax with Ronnie Milsap. Performed live with TG Sheppard, Barry Gibb of the Bee Gee's and Kelly Lang in Hollywood Florida. Played Sax on Jimmy C. Newman's CD project. Horn section Leader and Tenor Sax for Percy Sledge 2009. Session Leader and Co-producer for Adam Fisher produced by Stella Parton and signed by Lofton Creek Records. Performed at NAMM Nashville 2009 showcasing Morrell Lap Steels. Played Soprano Sax on Nokie Edwards CD project "The Golden Fingers Of Nokie Edwards." Played sax on DJ Fontana's new project. Played at the Nashville 2007 CRS show with Kevin Sharp playing steel guitar. Played Sax on a project that featured a couple of solos by Steve Lukather, the guitarist with the group "TOTO." Worked on Steel guitar, Dobro, Sax and Flute on a 3 CD project for Tommy Overstreet entitled "Country Gospel Favorites." project was nominated for a Grammy. The best sessions I played Sax on was a session for Jack Clement that featured Louis Armstrong as the singer. Worked with Tyler Dean, Ronnie McDowel's son, on his project for CURB Records playing Steel Guitar. Played on TG Shepard's CD project entitled "Timeless" which featured myself & Wayne Jackson of the "Memphis Horns." Played steel on projects that featured such artists as Merle Haggard, Glen Campbell and Crystal Gayle. In 1991 played for Hank Williams, Jr., on the "Lone Wolf Tour" (and lived!). Playing sax and steel guitar with a 23 piece big band called "Radio Daze" I also do quite a bit of video and TV work in and around Nashville & Atlanta. Had a song placed in a movie called "Encounters Of The 4th Kind." Should you need any instrument I play for any of your songs or projects please don't hesitate to call! I can do Internet tracks. Always looking for a great song or instrumental. "If you can think it, I can play it!" Producer/Songwriter/Steel Guitar, Saxophone (Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Soprano) Dobro, Flute, Bass Guitar, Lap Steel, Clarinet, Oboe Harmonica, Banjo-guit, Mando-guitar, can assemble Rhythm, Horn & String sections, write notation & numbers charts, can do sax sections and sax section solos. Can contract violin/fiddle, keyboards and any other instrument. Can do Internet tracks, contact me for rates! If you send me an mp3 I'll send you back a wave file you can download into your program.

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What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is the serum of sound that keeps mankind (and women-kind) from going totally berserk! Music gives me a chance tomake a living and give at the same time.

What is your music dream?

To keep doing what I am now!

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Prove that everyone is equal.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Ghost Riders In The Sky

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

The Beatles, Pete Drake, David Sanborn, Jr Walker, Gerald Albright, Charley Parker, Ronnie Laws, Ronnie Milsap, Craig Morgen, Jimmy Hendrix, Ernest Tubb, Conway Twitty, Sharon Kane, Roger Wiesmeyer, John Hughey, Buddy Charlton,

What inspires you to make music?

The feeling that it gives.....

What is the message you want to send with your music?

That feeling which I playing in the moment.....

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

confident, alive

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

attitude and people skills

What do you think of Drooble?

so far it looks great! I've just been here 2 days now.....

What frustrates you most as a musician?

People that don't get the music business but want to be in it, they ask you for your opinion then in the middle of your explanation they interrupt you with their own misunderstanding and want you to except that as the fact. Happens a lot.......

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Yes, if I have free time I like to go hear other groups or singles!

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

They need to be friendly and the audience can hear that in their voice. The musician needs to play to the audience and not try to play over their heads with material that is difficult. If you are playing Jazz then they expect that.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Tim Andrews, Mike Siler, Michael Lusk, Adam Grant, Trey Gilliland, Gracie Metheny,