John Swanner


2018: 'Mojito' the smooth new tropical track now available on iTunes, Google Play and all streaming sites - go download it!
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Professional freelance guitarist -
Email: gtrburn at gee mail dot com
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See the full resume: gtrburn.wixsite dot com/leadguitar/about

Every show is an adventure. I do this because I love it. There is only one level of energy and preparedness, and that is the complete dedication I bring to every show I have ever played, from stadiums to back-yard parties. Able to improvise over a wide variety of genres, I play what's right for the song and can fill in quickly in the most demanding situations.

as of July 2019:
Acoustic guitar, Lead guitar - Barefoot Nation the Kenny Chesney Tribute Show
Lead guitar - Lone Star Skynyrd
Lead guitar - Vinyl Tap, Dallas rock covers band

Lead guitar, band leader - Dave Mullins Band, country artist with album released performing regionally
Lead guitar - Vinyl Tap, Dallas rock covers band

Lead guitar with Luke Pell from ABC TVs The Bachelorette - National recording artist
Lead guitar with James McCoy Taylor from ABC TVs The Bachelorette - National recording artist
Lead guitar with Kris Gordon band Regional touring artist country music
Lead guitar - Vinyl Tap, Dallas rock covers band

Previous experience: gtrburn.wixsite dot com/leadguitar/about

Always prepared - charts etc. Tasteful player, experienced and versatile.

Screen name:
John Swanner
Member since:
Apr 24 2016
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:


Available for sub or fill in lead shows with little or no rehearsal. I was lead guitarist in the house band at Farm Aid, playing for over an hour in front of 50k ppl and live on VH1 with no prior rehearsal, filling intros and leads on the spot backing up a parade of Grammy winning artists.

I have played country, heavy and classic rock, R&B showband stuff, acoustic shows, etc. Multi faceted player. Large repertoire, I come prepared.

Instrument experience:

Lead Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar:
Bass Guitar:


Guitars - Nash T-52, Gibson Les Paul Standard, Gibson SG, Fender Stratocaster, Fender Jazz bass, various acoustic instruments

Endorsed by WB Gear, SIT Strings, InTuneGP, Prestige Guitars, Best Tronics Cables

Direct shows: Line 6 Helix with monitor

Amps: Marshall 100w 1/2 stack, Vox AC30, Mesa Boogie cabs etc. Depending on the venue I will bring something appropriate



Past Events

Barefoot Nation - Burleson Wine and Beer Crawl

Lone Star Skynyrd - Lake Kiowa, TX

Barefoot Nation - Roanoke Chop Shop Live

Lone Star Skynyrd - Fat Daddys Mansfield

A night of country tributes at Gas Monkey Bar and Grill with Barefot Nation - tribute to KennyChesney, Blake Nation - tribute to Blake Shelton and Gunpowder and Lead - tribute to Miranda Lambert

Barefoot Nation - Gilley's at Choctaw Casino Pocola, OK

Vinyl Tap at Willhoites

Vinyl Tap at Willhoites

Barefoot Nation - Chop Shop Live Roanoake, TX

Barefoot Nation at Lava Cantina - Country tributes

Vinyl Tap Private Event

Vinyl Tap at Hang Time Grill

Lone Star Skynyrd - Abilene, TX

Vinyl Tap rock covers at Frisco Bar 9pm

Vinyl Tap at Hang Time in Rowlett 9pm!

The fifth annual Jamestock concert benefiting Cystic Fibrosis research

Vinyl Tap at Willhoites in Grapevine, TX 9PM

Vinyl Tap at Willhoites in Grapevine, TX 9PM

Barefoot Nation - Tribute to Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton tribute and Local Yoakum at House of Blues Dallas, TX Thursday Apr 12 9pm!

Vinyl Tap at Frisco Bar, Frisco Tx 9 pm!

Barefoot Nation - Tribute to Kenny Chesney and Blake Shelton tribute at Hat Tricks Lewisville, TX SAT March 31 9pm!