John McGrail's broad repertoire of original compositions combines elements of jazz, rock, classical and folk with a touch of avant-garde. Inspiration for his lead guitar work and unique genre-spanning style comes from John McLauglin, Robert Fripp, Michael Hedges, Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd, the Beatles, the Stones, Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Ani DiFranco, Mozart, Gorecki and Cindy MacKay.
Prolific writer, producer and self-recordist, John performs solo acoustic shows and contributes lead guitar, vocals and songwriting to The Kind Revolution. Veteran solo guitarist with groups like XMusic and The Freeloaders, John presides over Mind Fry Enterprises and keeps in touch with members of The Headwhiz Consort Moderne Internationale, a diverse collective of multifaceted progressive musicians.
John's brown starburst Gibson ES-335 is featured on several tracks of Susan Weber's rock album, MONET'S ORBIT.
It was a blast doing it. I kind of ignored my own stuff for the last 2 weeks.