John McLachlan Outside

BIO – 30 words

British Columbia born folk singer/songwriter John McLachlan’s original folk songs are hand-woven from his own roots, and the history and salty air of Canada’s west coast. 

BIO – 100 words

British Columbia born folk singer/songwriter John McLachlan’s original folk songs are hand-woven from his own roots, and the history and salty air of Canada’s west coast. 

 

He began performing in folk clubs in Vancouver in 1979 and for 20 years he presented his original songs in hundreds of theatres, festivals, clubs and schools. After a hiatus from touring while he worked as a graphic designer and arts administrator he returned to music in 2014. Since then he’s recorded five albums and is touring again. John calls Hornby Island (K’òmoks Traditional Territory), home.

BIO – 200 words

British Columbia born folk singer/songwriter John McLachlan’s original folk songs are hand-woven from his own roots, and the history and salty air of Canada’s west coast. Over the next 20 years he toured his original songs in many corners of British Columbia—from Nazko to Kyuquot, Fort St. John to Princeton, Prince George to Vancouver— presenting hundreds of performances as community concerts and programs for schools about Canadian history. He took a school show to Saskatchewan, played folk clubs across Canada and performed in Bogotá, Colombia.

 

John took a hiatus from touring and worked as a graphic designer, arts administrator (BC Touring Council, Creative City Network of Canada) and arts grant coordinator before returning to music in 2014. Since then he has recorded four albums of original songs, and is in the process of releasing multiple tribute albums of Gordon Lightfoot albums from the early 1970s. 

 

He is touring again with his one-man multimedia show (“Call it Home”) as well as a duo and/or trio show (“Early Morning Rain: the songs of Gordon Lightfoot) with multi-instrumentalist Marc Atkinson and bassist Scott White).

 

John calls Hornby Island (K’òmoks Traditional Territory), home.

McLachlan Abstract Sunset