Last year’s COVID 19 invasion ended my gigs, but I had been thinking about reducing their number even before that happened.  I am now in my 80th year, and my endurance isn’t what it used to be.  I continue to practice and explore music in other ways.  Music will always be a major part of my life.  From time to time, I will unddoubtedly play some gigs (especially short ones!) and I might even do some more recording, all of which will be listed here.

Here are some links to some of my playing during the recent past:

Hour-long livestreamed concerts:

John and Bram Wijnands on the Deck, 9/16/20:

John and Bram Wijnands on the Deck, 10/14/20:

John and Bram Wijnands at Johnson County Community College, August 10, 2020:

Individual Songs:

My Buddy:

She Found Me (original composition for Alice, John on clarinet and another copy of John on piano):

One Morning in May:

She's Got the Whole World in Her Hands:

Just a Closer Walk with Thee:


With Skip Voitik:

A Never-Ending Love for You (for those we lost to Covid):

Home (When Shadows Fall):

Please take care of yourselves!  Be safe, be careful, enjoy music! 

© John C Blegen 2019